On Wednesday evening, Kelsey Harmon from Oklahoma tweeted this picture of her grandfather and the heartbreaking story behind it. Getting all of his grandkids together as they grew older became a difficult task, but ‘Papaw’ figured he would ask them to all drop by while they were around for spring break. “He’s always trying to make sure we all stay close to him and close to each other,” Kelsey said. “He even made homemade ice cream, our favorite as kids.” She went on to explain what happened next: “I sit down and get a plate, but he waits because he wanted to make sure everyone else got plenty. Well about 30 minutes pass and he decides he’ll eat just one. An hour goes by and nobody shows. I could tell he was disappointed, but I made sure to stick around and hang out with him. We had a really great time.” Her tweet resonated with people all around the world, whose hearts broke for poor Papaw. Kelsey says “while it was a sad situation, she’s happy the story is being shared because it’s made young people realize how important family is.”
Poor Papaw! I say we all try and make it a point to spend a little extra time with family this weekend, not just on family day weekend!