No One Showed Up to His Donut Shop’s Opening, So His Son Asked Twitter For Help

When Twitter user Billy By posted about his father being sad because of the low turnout for his doughnut shop’s grand opening, the internet answered with roaring support.

On March 9, Billy (@hibillyby) shared that his father was sad because “no one is coming to his new doughnut shop.”

The family opened the doughnut shop, Billy’s Donut, last Thursday, according to one of Billy’s reply tweets. The business is named after him.

His original tweet went viral, receiving over 470,000 likes and 223,000 shares. Despite being newly opened, the store began to do surprisingly well days after the post was published.

In his follow-up tweet, he revealed that the store was completely sold out of doughnuts and kolaches.

You are all amazing. I can’t thank everyone enough for coming out and supporting local businesses. This means so much to my family,” he added.

After seeing the viral tweet, customers immediately flocked to the shop to try out their products.

People in the area or those planning to travel to Texas can stop by Billy’s Donuts at 7022 Highway 6, Suite 800, Missouri City.

Images via Instagram / billysdonuts

Support our Journalism with a Contribution

Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for everyone’s support. We love you all and can’t appreciate you guys enough.

NextShark is a leading source covering Asian American News and Asian News including business, culture, entertainment, politics, tech and lifestyle.

For advertising and inquiries: info@nextshark.com