This TX son may have saved his father's new donut shop with a single tweet

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Monday, March 11, 2019

MISSOURI CITY, TX (WRDW/WAGT) -- There's no greater love for many than the love between a father and a son. That love was on full display this weekend in Missouri City, Texas, when a young man's single tweet may have saved his father's newly opened donut shop.

Billy By's father opened a new shop, Billy's Donuts, in the Texas town over the weekend. But there was a problem: no one was showing up, according to Billy.

So Billy did what folks do these days: write about it on social media.

It didn't take much for this tweet to go viral. Since posting it over the weekend, the tweet has been retweeted over 250,000 times.

That's where the story -- and Billy's dad's business -- exploded. From there, the tweet gathered steam and retweets from celebrities such as James Woods and even the official Twitter account.

By the end of the weekend, Billy By tweeted that his viral tweet helped to bring a smile to his "sad" father's face.

Talk about a sweet turnaround.