You’ve probably seen a few donuts on Twitter today. Well, it’s National Donut Day and shops like Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts are giving away free treats all day.
And you know what that means… Donut Selfies!
Twitter has been going crazy today as the social network celebrates the glorious, glorious donut.
If only this was Krispy Kreme.. Oh well pic.twitter.com/PIxo6iXh1a
— Emma Mckillip (@emma_mckillip) June 6, 2014
It’s National Donut Day & we’re giving away a FREE donut with any beverage purchase! Tag yours! #NationalDonutDay pic.twitter.com/k5tzGHpHwQ — Dunkin’ Donuts (@DunkinDonuts) June 6, 2014
Happy National Donut Day! @yelyahwilliams pic.twitter.com/Oq1TqJ6RRv — haim from Paramore (@alexafergie95) June 6, 2014
Happy National Donut Day, y’all. #nom pic.twitter.com/2stDDTmgmc — BuzzFeed Community (@BuzzFeeders) June 6, 2014
Happy National Donut day! Or as we prefer to call them, “Cop biscuits”! pic.twitter.com/9tarrgkYLU — Kristen Ziman (@Cmdr_KZ) June 6, 2014
Delicious! RT @jnstewart15: It’s #NationalDoughnutDay and we got @krispykreme donuts in the newsroom pic.twitter.com/ObdABDWyZI — krispykreme (@krispykreme) June 6, 2014
Founded in Winston-Salem in ’37, Vernon Rudolph sold his @krispykreme doughnuts for $.25/dozen. #NationalDoughnutDay pic.twitter.com/hmrgPTF9Cd — Visit North Carolina (@VisitNC) June 6, 2014
Of course, there are some downsides to National Donut Day. Like lines. Check out this line at a Krispy Kreme from this morning.
the line outside Krispy Kreme for 1 free donut #happynatdonutday pic.twitter.com/FgIKrxaEWx — Melissa Scott (@melissaaascott) June 6, 2014
National Donut Day may seem like some advertising stunt to get people to visit a Dunkin’ Donuts but there’s actually some history here. According to Time, the holiday has been going on for more than 75 years. It was first launched by the Salvation Army to celebrate all of the people who volunteered during World War I.