#MrStealYourGrandma: Houston man goes viral

He first gained fame on Twitter

By Erica Young, Jennifer Bauer - Reporter
HOUSTON - "You be careful ... I may steal your grandma!"
 
Irvin Randle is having fun with his newfound fame.
 
It all started earlier this week when someone in North Carolina posted a few pictures of the 54-year-old grandfather online.
 
They took the photos right from Randle's Facebook page.
 
"Some type of social site for men 50 and older that like to keep themselves in shape," Randle said.

Pictures of 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.

His daughter in California noticed his picture was popping up on Twitter.

"She said, 'No ... you're on Twitter. There are three pics of you on Twitter. You are trending!" Randle said.

Randle says his love of fashion started in junior high school.

Now, he loves to keep himself in shape so he can be around to enjoy his two grandkids.

"This lady passed by and said, 'Is that your son?' I said 'No, it's my grandson,' and she said, 'You're the coolest papa I've ever seen!" Randle said.

Randle is also a third-grade teacher, and believe it or not, he uses fashion to teach kids important lessons about life.

"I kept myself very professional. I don't wear sag jeans and I was telling them about the sag jeans. You're not gonna get very far with them," he said. "I just took them to a place they didn't think they could really go."

Photo: Facebook/Irvin Randle

Photo: Facebook/Irvin Randle

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