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This heartbreaking image of a loving grandfather has created a flood of tears on the internet after his granddaughter revealed that her ‘Papaw’ cooked up a feast for all six of his grandchildren – but only one of them showed up.

Shared by Northeastern State University student Kelsey Harmon, the picture shows Papaw sitting at a table,  looking down at his burger – one of a dozen he made that night in anticipation of spending it with his family.

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Kelsey revealed in a tweet that Papaw was left devastated when she was the only one of six grandchildren who made it to dinner.

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The internet immediately adopted Papaw and wanted to make sure he knew how they feel.

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But… the internet also takes things to extremes and caused the softball player to ask people to take it easy on her cousins:

She wrote: ‘Papaw is ok guys I promise & he loves all grandkids equally, plz stop sending my cousins death threats everything is ok !!!! [sic]’.

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Kesley has been completely inundated with messages, leaving her to ask people to understand if it takes her a bit to reply.

She wrote: ‘Guys I’m sorry if I don’t tweet back I’m literally getting 20+ notifications every 30 seconds & can’t see half of them ily guys [sic]’.

But web denizens wanted to make sure she and Papaw know they are there for her. One user, tweeting under the name Noor Loves Zayn, wrote: ‘Now he has 45.9K new grandchildren who would love to have a burger with him im in tears this made me so sad imcrying’.

The end result was that Kelsey’s cousin Brock sent this out to the world:

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Well done, internet. And well done, Kelsey for being the one who showed up to make Papaw’s day!