We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘like father, like son’ but give it up for a new one – ‘like grandfather, like grandson!’
Bob Graham is the proud grandpa of baby Luke. And each month since Luke’s birth, Bob has sat by and watched Luke’s mum document the bubba’s time on Earth. In fact, Mary Beth Valuk has been embroidering her son’s age onto a different onesie each month and taking a happy snap for posterity (a stitch in time and all that …).
And it wasn’t long until Bob wanted in! Mary Beth told The Huffington Post, “My dad has said to me for some time that he wanted a matching [outfit] for his birthday, so he and Luke could take a picture.”
Pester power has a pretty good success rate, so when Bob turned the ripe old age of 57, he got a birthday gift to remember. Internet fame. Oh, and a t-shirt to prove it.
Mary Beth whipped up a ‘684 months’ tee for Bob (to match Luke’s ‘9 months’ one), then took a multi-generational pic of the pair.
Being a modern family, Luke’s dad, Matt (still with us on the family relations?) posted the photo on Reddit.
Matt says, “I showed all my co-workers [the pic], and they got a good laugh, too. I threw it up on Reddit on a lark before I went to sleep and woke up and it had a bunch of upvotes, so other people clearly thought it was funny too.”
With Reddit comments like, “He looks good for 57” and “Yea he looks so young”, Bob is loving his newfound celebrity. According to Matt, “Grampy said he’s ‘blowing up like a Samsung phone’ and loved the fact he was ‘internet famous’ for a day.”
Work it, Grampy, work it!
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