Just a quick update regarding my recent post about my Grandad and how Reddit restored his photo for him..
Things have been a bit nuts! After getting an amazing 70k+ YouTube views via Reddit and a tonne of lovely comments and feedback, I was left overwhelmed. Since then, the story has broken globally and I’ve had some great coverage from the below websites:
The video has had well over 111k views now and today the blog has been hit pretty hard, receiving over 1200 views already!
Thanks again for everyone’s wonderful support and feedback, it has been truly humbling. I have been sharing everything with my Grandad, who has really enjoyed your comments and is very happy to have brought a smile to people’s days.
UPDATE – 15/05/13 – Few more blogs have posted articles! Have tried to link back to them above. I’m trying to keep on top of all your comments on the other blogs and it’s lovely seeing your reactions! Did a photo shoot for The Sun here in the UK this evening. Dreading seeing the photos of me, but Grandad looked great as always! Hopefully it will hit the paper soon, will update when it does.
My last remaining grandparent, Derek, is the loveliest man you could ever meet. He was in the submarines in the Royal Navy, back in World War 2, and now lives alone near to where I live. He’s 87 years old, but you really wouldn’t know it from meeting him!
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