By Friday, Kelsey Harmon tweeted a thank you to supportive tweeters and let them know she and Papaw were appreciative.
"I have had many laughs at the memes and funny posts of my Papaw. I've also had many, many messages telling my my post encouraged people everywhere to visit their grandparents, and that means so much to me."
Kelsey Harmon said she was asked about where to send donations, gifts and other free items, but that she cannot accept them as a college athlete.
"I'm not comfortable with giving Papaw's address out, so instead of sending him gifts...please just send prayers that he is happy," she wrote.
Kelsey Harmon also responded to those who said she tweeted the picture of her grandfather for attention and fame.
"My intentions were never to become 'famous.' I've done nothing worthy of fame. I truly only posted the picture of Papaw to show my appreciation. For those saying I'm craving attention, you are far from right."
She ended the post by letting readers know her grandfather is very loved.