Guy Sends One Tweet About His Dad’s Empty Donut Shop And Customers Immediately Roll In
A man named Satharith By was seriously struggling to get customers to come to his new donut shop in Missouri City, Texas. Then came Twitter for the win! The man’s son sent out one tweet about the shop and it completely turned the business around for the better.
A Hurting Business
Satharith had just opened up his own donut shop in the area in March and was excited about its potential. It was named Billy’s Donuts after the man’s son, Billy. Satharith was so happy to have his own business, he woke up at 2 AM each day to make donuts and other baked goods for the shop.
In spite of having tasty treats and a welcoming atmosphere, the shop wasn’t gaining any traction. More than likely, the empty shop was due to big names like Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts ruling the donut industry. Billy couldn’t bear to see his father disappointed and sad so he came up with an idea to try to help.
Calling On Twitter
Billy took to his Twitter account (@HiBillyBy) to share the news about his dad’s fledgling shop. “My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new donut shop,” he shared, along with pictures of Satharith in the empty shop.
Billy’s hope was to get a few of his friends to come out to support Billy’s Donuts. He had no idea that his tweet would reach thousands and change things around for his dad and his business completely.
A Big Turnaround
After Billy sent the tweet, it quickly went viral, earning over 250,000 retweets and 500,000 likes. The Twitter engagement also turned into a real-life engagement. Soon the shop was flooded with customers who bought donuts, cinnamon buns, kolaches, and other great treats. Billy later let his new fans know that the shop had sold out of donuts for the day!
The success of the shop continues. Billy’s Donuts now has almost 160,000 followers and has still been selling out every day. Satharith gets up even earlier now to make more food for this new fanbase. And, because of the huge turnout, executives from Twitter also stopped by to sample some donuts. The company even paid the tab for some customers to eat at the shop! And it’s all thanks to a simple tweet. Never underestimate the power of social media!
More in Impact
Lost At Sea For 49 Days, These Stranded Soldiers Had To Make The Ultimate Choice When Their Sworn Enemy Arrived
After preparing their barge for an upcoming voyage, these four Soviet soldiers found themselves caught in a vicious storm that left...August 19, 2019
Man Invents An Easier Way To Keep Dementia Patients Hydrated With Edible Water
Brit Lewis Hornby was trying to help his family. His pure intentions inspired him to create creating something that can help...August 18, 2019
At Funeral For Fallen Soldier Friend, Irish Man Wears Neon Dress For The Most Heartwarming Reason
Best friends would do just about anything for each other. They stand by your side, no matter what. That was true...August 16, 2019
The Once-Popular Purchasing Habits That Most Millennials Are Refusing To Buy Into
There's no debate about it, times are changing. And with changing times comes changing demands for some of the products that...August 15, 2019
Woman Saves Injured Dog By Carrying 55-Pound Pooch On Her Shoulders For 6 Hours Down A Mountain
Tia Vargas was excited to take her annual hiking trip with her elderly father, Ted Kasper. The two were hiking a...August 13, 2019
This 60-Year-Old Mailman Spends His Days Off Dutifully Tending To Headstones Of Fallen Soldiers
Most people enjoy time off from work, spent relaxing, or participating in recreational activities. One Florida mailman takes his patriotism seriously....August 12, 2019
After Sharing Her Salary Online, A Stranger Messaged This Arizona Teacher And It Changed Her Life
When Elisabeth Milich, a second grade teacher in Arizona, saw her salary after her new promotion, she could not believe how...August 12, 2019
High School Students Give Touching Silent Ovation At Commencement Ceremony For Graduate With Autism
When there is silence at graduation, it usually means one of two things. Either the school has enacted strict silent graduation...August 8, 2019
Instagram-Famous Doctor Had To Make A Split Second Decision On An International Flight
Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, better known as Dr. Mike, is an Internet celebrity, thanks to his perfect combination of looks and brains....August 8, 2019