As the photo of Harmon staring into his burger spread online earlier this month and grandkids Kelsey and Brock Harmon updated a captive audience, many expressed a wish to eat a burger with Papaw. A few days after he went viral, Papaw decided to invite everyone out to eat some of his burgers with him at a special cookout in Purcell, Oklahoma. Burgers cost $2 and they made shirts for the occasion, and the proceeds would go towards paying Kelsey and Brock’s college tuition, putting money away for the other grandchildren, and to charity.
JUST GOT DONE TALKING TO PAPAW AND HE WANTS TO INVITE EVERYONE OUT FOR A BURGER NEXT SATURDAY👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/HZppI3Rdws
— Brock Harmon (@BHarmon_10) March 19, 2016
The Harmons were prepared for big crowd, ordering more than 2,000 burgers for the occasion. The Internet didn’t disappoint and came out for the occasion. Papaw finally had the audience he deserved.
— Kelsey (@Card_ashi_en) March 26, 2016
Dan (left) drove seven hours from Missouri for Papaw's cookout. Kate and Ryan drove 12 hours (!) from Minnesota 🍔👴🏼 pic.twitter.com/xe8roZcwkq
— Tamerra Griffin (@tamerra_nikol) March 26, 2016
— Hefty (@Hefty) March 26, 2016
— Tucker “Frito” Young (@FritoOnCandy) March 26, 2016
— Grant Hermes News 9 (@GrantHermesKWTV) March 26, 2016
papaw isn't sad anymore!! pic.twitter.com/UH7YGZ9dz7
— Sarah Tooley (@stooley__) March 26, 2016
— Victoria Bumgarner (@vickybumgarner) March 26, 2016
Some people drove several hours to eat one of Harmon’s burgers, where some waited in line for 45 minutes to take a photo with him.
— Justin Smith (@JustinLSmith15) March 26, 2016
I MET PAPAW💕 pic.twitter.com/5OvpgXBK0k
— ash (@AshleyPhelps97) March 26, 2016
A burger made with grandfatherly love? You can’t beat that.