Early Wednesday evening, Northeastern State University student Kelsey Harmon tweeted perhaps the saddest photo in the medium's existence:
dinner with papaw tonight…❤️ he made 12 burgers for all 6 grandkids and I'm the only one who showed. 😢 love him pic.twitter.com/0z0DkPtUiR
— kelsey harmon (@kelssseyharmon) March 17, 2016
The photo clearly evoked a shared feeling of deep sadness and empathy for one's own parents or grandparents, and as such, papaw's sad face has reached full-blown meme status. As is custom, "papaw" has produced some creative responses. Here are some papaw tweets:
In an interesting twist, papaw's other grandchildren might be…less than upstanding citizens:
But whatever their views may be, at least papaw got one cousin to come eat burgers:
Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.