Starting a business of your own is one of the most rewarding things a person can do, but it can also be one of the biggest challenges a person can take on in life. It takes a lot of guts to put everything on the line and go out there into the world with your products or services, and it’s always heartbreaking if it doesn’t pay off as you’d hoped.
My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new donut shop 😭 pic.twitter.com/y5aGB1Acrc
— Billy's Donuts (@BillysDonuts) March 9, 2019
A young man named Billy By, from Missouri City, Texas, was heartbroken to find that his dad’s brand-new donut store, Billy’s Donuts, wasn’t getting any customers through the doors at its grand opening.
The family had put a lot of hard work into opening the store, and the donuts looked delicious, but no one showed up on the day. The shop was bright and sparkling new, everything was ready for a successful start to Billy’s Donuts – all that was missing was customers.
Billy’s dad, being from an older generation, perhaps didn’t know just how important of social media is for marketing purposes in this day and age. His son Billy does though, and he took to Twitter to share a pic of his dad looking ‘sad’ about his predicament.
It obviously struck a chord with Twitter users around the world, as the tweet racked up an amazing 750,000 likes in a short amount of time. People were expressing their sympathy for Dad, and encouraging anyone who was in the area to visit the store and buy some donuts.
It didn’t take long before this online social media buzz turned into real-life results, as people started queuing up to try out Billy’s donuts. They weren’t just doing it out of sympathy, either – I mean, just look at how tasty these things look!