Grant surprised his sister Olivia, and the rest of the family when he arrived at the birth of his niece wearing a suit – because 'first impressions count'.
He arrived at the hospital in Columbus to meet baby Carter Grant wearing a two piece suit complete with a tie.
my sister is about to have a baby and my brother showed up to the hospital in a suit because "first impressions matter" pic.twitter.com/KtNV4mvnDU— iris kessler (@Iris_Elisabeth_) January 3, 2017
The tweet quickly captured the attention of thousands of users and has since been retweeted over 141,000 times (in less than three days), and has been favourited 456,000 times.
Hailed 'Uncle of the year', Grant, 18 from Pickering, Ohio, has been widely applauded on Twitter, and many users agreed that his approach to meeting his niece was the making of a good uncle.
@Iris_Elisabeth_ 's brother single handedly saved early 2017— Smart_Jerk No.1 (@smart_jerk_no1) January 5, 2017
This is all going to reemerge when @GrantKessler0 runs for president and it's going to win him the election— Anna-Kin Skywalker (@Awkward_Anna_) January 4, 2017
Their story even made it onto national television; from NBC and FOX to Good Morning America – and even made it onto TIME Magazine.
so excited to show these pictures of videos to my niece in 10 years, the internet is an awesome place! thanks everybody!! pic.twitter.com/iWy3OMYZT3— iris kessler (@Iris_Elisabeth_) January 5, 2017
The story quickly spread to the other side of the world in Australia.
With all the recent media attention, the proud uncle has now been invited to get fitted for a new suit!
Going to Chicago tomorrow for a custom suit fitting!— Grant Kessler (@GrantKessler0) January 6, 2017
tomorrow, we are going to chicago for a suit fitting with @dgcustomsuits who wants to give grant a suit ��— iris kessler (@Iris_Elisabeth_) January 6, 2017
Unsurprisingly, Iris's Twitter hasn't quite been the same since her post went viral, and is probably looking forward to things going back to normal.
I hope someday @Iris_Elisabeth_ can have her regular twitter life back for at least like a week.— Kassie Solon (@kassaffrass) January 6, 2017