You Can Now Eat Burgers With Sad Papaw

Just visit a flea market in Oklahoma on March 26
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2016 7:21 AM CDT
You Can Now Eat Burgers With Sad Papaw
Yes, you can meet Papaw in person.   (Twitter)

Strangers said they'd gladly dine with "Sad Papaw" after a viral photo taken last Wednesday showed all but one grandchild skipped a dinner with him, for which he'd made burgers and their favorite homemade ice cream. Now they have their chance. "The most famous Papaw in the world" is having a cookout and you're invited. Grandson Brock Harmon tells BuzzFeed that Papaw will host a cookout at the family's flea market in Purcell, Okla., on Saturday. The Harmon family will be selling burgers—made by Papaw himself—for $2 a pop, per a Facebook post. Those who partake may also want to pick up a shirt with Papaw's face on it that reads, "I had a burger with Papaw." "It was Papaw's idea," says Harmon. "He never ever thought he would be a celebrity."

At least 3,000 people have told Harmon they'll drop by. Harmon tells KVUE that all proceeds will go toward the grandchildren's college tuition or charities, though he tells BuzzFeed that Papaw will be the actual recipient. "What he decides to do with [the proceeds] is his business," he says. As for that missed dinner, Harmon says he had other plans but the four other grandchildren who didn't attend weren't actually told about it. Papaw called it a "miscommunication." Normally "we communicate all the time," Harmon adds. "We want people to learn a lesson from this: call your grandparents, tell them you love them, go eat with them"—unless you're eating with Papaw instead. (Even Montel Williams tweeted about Papaw.)

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