#MrStealYourGrandma: Houston man goes viral
He first gained fame on Twitter
HOUSTON – A Houston man is enjoying some internet fame thanks to his good looks and good genes.
Pictures of Irvin Randle have gone viral and have people around the world calling him #MrStealYourGrandma.
Bossip appears to be the first to post photos of Randle after he started getting a lot of attention on Twitter. According to the celebrity website, the dapper Houstonian is an educator and graduate of Prairie View A&M.
"My daughter called me and she said, 'Hey Dad, you're on Twitter.' And I said, 'I don't have a Twitter account. What are you talking about?' And she said, 'No, you're trending on Twitter,'" Randle told the Ice Cream Conversations podcast.
Besides the ICC podcast, Randle, 54, has also been profiled in the New York Daily News and BET.com. He said he even got a call from someone in Nigeria about how his photos were trending.
"I appreciate it so much. I've been dressing like this all my whole life. (But) now things just got a little tighter for me," Randle told ICC.
We think the number of publications chasing his story will probably be in the dozens by day's end. We'll keep an eye out for that.
Meanwhile, you may want to keep a close eye on your grandma until the hype dies down.