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Proud new uncle turns up to meet his newborn niece in a suit

Because "first impressions matter", obviously.

By Charlotte Brouwer, 06 January 2017
Proud new uncle turns up to meet his newborn niece in a suit

When 16 year old Iris Kessler tweeted a picture of her brother, Grant Kessler, meeting their sibling's newborn baby for the first time, Twitter went into meltdown.

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.

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. 

Their story even made it onto national television; from NBC and FOX to Good Morning America – and even made it onto TIME Magazine.

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!

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.