A stylish grandfather from Texas has caused the internet to go into a frenzy after his good looks were shared on social media. Photos of 54-year-old Irvin Randle, an elementary school teacher from Houston, started surfacing on social media with the hashtag ‘MrStealYourGrandma’ this week.
In the images, the dapper grandfather sported a peppered beard and appeared in stylish outfits, and some even showed off his fit body.
Randle, who has two grandchildren, quickly garnered internet fame as the photos went viral, and now he says he is managing to cope with all the attention.
The grandfather had learned about his photos going viral through his friends and family, including his daughter Jessica who lives in Los Angeles, according to the Houston Chronicle. ‘She called and said, “Dad, you’re trending on Twitter.” I told her I’m not on Twitter, and I don’t know what trending means,’ Randle told the Chronicle.
He said he also received a call from a friend in Nigeria who told him his photos had garnered seven million likes there. ‘I was amazed at first. Now, I’m overwhelmed. I appreciate all the great comments,’ he told the Chronicle. ‘I’ve always dressed like this. I’ve just been wearing things a little tighter that’s all.’
Randle, who has a six-month-old grandson and a four-year-old granddaughter, has been a teacher for 22 years and currently teaches at Dogan Elementary School.
As for how he manages to stay so fit, he shared advice on his Facebook page to those who are curious, which included drinking water and natural juice, eating a lot of vegetables and healthy food and exercising. ‘U (sic) can do it too. A healthy life is all u (sic) need. Thanks for the love,’ he signed the post.