Kelsey Harmon wasn’t expecting her tweet about her “Papaw” to go viral. But that’s exactly what happened after the Northeastern State University student shared a photo of the elderly man at the dinner table.

“Dinner with papaw tonight… he made 12 burgers for all 6 grandkids and I’m the only one who showed,” Kelsey wrote Wednesday after her five cousins were unable to attend the gathering. “Love him,” she added alongside a weeping emoji.

Twitter, apparently, felt for Kelsey’s “Papaw” too. The post was eventually retweeted more 140,000 times and liked more than 230,000 times. It also spawned dozens of “Sad Grandpa”-inspired tweets.

In an interview with USA TODAY Friday, Kelsey explained the tweet was live for roughly two hours before it took off, though she says it went viral for the wrong reasons. “I feel like people took it the wrong way or thought it was super sad like no one loved my Papaw or like all my cousins skipped out on him, but that’s not what happened at all. We just had dinner and they had other obligations so they couldn’t make it.”

Kelsey also said her cousins received threats for missing dinner. Thankfully, the threatening messages soon subsided and her family was able to poke fun at the incident: “At first, they were kind of like, ‘What the heck?’ But after a while, they just let it go and they really just laughed about it. My whole family had a lot of fun with it.”

And the burgers didn’t totally go to waste. One of Kelsey’s cousins, Brock Harmon, came to claim his portion of the leftovers the very next day.

“Guys don’t worry!” he tweeted Thursday. “I came to Papaw’s house and am having a burger.”

Kelsey maintained that all of her cousins love “Papaw” and used to join him regularly after church for Sunday dinner and adventures on his four-wheelers. But, after starting college, they had less time to bond with one another.

Still, Kelsey said her grandfather was “perfectly fine.” “He thinks it’s hilarious,” Kelsey told USA TODAY. “He called me today and thanked me for his fame.”

Guess he’s the Internet’s grandpa now.