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The Story Behind This Viral “Handsome Grandpa" Photo Will Make You Love Him Even More

A picture worth a thousand thirsts.

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The photo went viral on Reddit, getting over 3 million views. Thousands of people commented on how handsome they thought Derek Schwendeman's grandfather was.


Thomas Schwendeman, who is now 86, lives in Pennsylvania and is still very much in love. He stays active with his wife and they enjoy bowling together, which is coincidently how they met all those years ago.

Derek Schwendeman said his grandmother told him that since they married young, her husband didn't have much of a chance to "sow his wild oats." She went on to say that "women fussed over him all of the time, but she got him first."

The octogenarian is amazed at all of the excitement over this single picture, his grandson said. Derek Schwendeman said his grandmother told him that her husband is very surprised at the attention, but she thinks he's secretly enjoying it.