Alex Heigl
July 05, 2016 02:35 PM

One day, Irvin Randle was just a Houston, Texas, elementary school teacher. Then, he became something more. He became #MrStealYourGrandma.

Randle, a native Houstonian, had taken a picture of himself with a selfie stick, which, through the magic of the Internet, took on a life of its own; the older man’s good looks and suave fashion sense made his Instagram exactly the kind of viral sensation the internet sprouts every week.

Black Kat…meow!

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“I’ve always had this type of ability for fashion and when I was younger, I’d look in the GQ magazine and say, ‘I want to dress like that,'” Randle told KHOU.

And it turns out that the 54-year-old was prepared for his unexpected celebrity, just by coincidence.

“Now we are in 2016, I start buying things a little tighter for me, you know, I said, ‘Why not? I’m a papa, I work out, let me show the grandmas what they want to work with,'” he told Houston’s KHOU.

Happy Easter

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Why not indeed? Unfortunately, though, #MrStealYourGrandma isn’t actually going to be doing any stealing in the near future. “I am taken and I’m very happy, very happy,” he said.

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That said, he’s still going to make himself available to his adoring public: “I’m going to get a Twitter account now,” Randle said. But, he added, “I need somebody to show me how to set it up.”

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