REGINA — Alex Taylor says her grandfather looked so cute wearing his Saskatchewan Roughriders gear that she had to take his picture.
That’s when he asked if the photo would go viral — not really knowing what that meant.
Taylor’s grandfather, Bob White, wore a long-sleeve Rider shirt and a green hat with a big “S” on the front when he was at her house on Saturday to watch his beloved Canadian Football League team play.
— Alex Taylor (@AlexJTaylor16) October 7, 2017
White, 86, has been a fan since quarterback Glenn Dobbs played in the early 1950s.
Taylor tweeted the picture, tagged the team @sskroughriders and then — much to her and her grandpa’s surprise — she says it just blew up.
As of Tuesday morning, the photo had been retweeted more than 9,000 times and liked nearly 13,000 times.
Taylor laughs that her grandpa didn’t even know what viral meant until she explained the social media sharing part to him.