Video of girl flirting with Robert Irwin goes viral
Utah’s Megan Grass took a trip to Australia Zoo in Queensland in June and according to his viral TikTok videomet his crush, Robert Irwin, 18, the son of famous “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin.
Steve Irwin died in 2006 but his family carried on his legacy. Robert, along with his mother Terri and sister Bindi, now stars in the Animal Planet reality show “Crikey! It’s the Irwins.”
When Megan saw Robert working at the zoo, she wasted no time. She took the open photo and asked him for his phone number, which caught him a little off guard. “I think you’re so cute, and I was wondering if I could have your number?” she called him in the video.
Robert asked Megan where she was from and kindly asked her to send him a direct message on Instagram.
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The video of Megan’s aggressive request and Robert’s polite misdirection has gone viral on TikTok, earning over 15 million views. Commentators praised Robert for her tact while gently letting her down.
“He is like his father, so sweet and precious,” wrote a TikTok user also named Megan.
“Sorry, but you must be approved by the public before you even try. This is a global treasure that we cannot take lightly,” Sean Clodwick added.
“No one could say ‘no’ nicer than this guy,” said Holly Morris.
The video took off so quickly that Megan was interviewed on Australia’s “Today” show the day after the video was posted. During the interview, she called Robert, “literally the sweetest person ever. I was a stranger asking for his number and he didn’t need to be polite about it, but he definitely was and I just think he’s a great guy.”
She was also blown away by the popularity of the video. “I certainly didn’t expect it to explode like this, but it was a really cool experience, and Robert was so sweet about it,” she said.
Robert finally addressed his relationship with Megan in a video she posted on TikTok.
Spoiler alert: it doesn’t appear to be happening.
HE HAS ANSWERED!! thank you very much @robertirwin🤍 #fyp
“It made my whole day” he says on Studio 10. “That was incredibly sweet and a big ‘thank you’ to Megan wherever she was. It really meant a lot.” He then explained that he could not give his number to people who might share it on TikTok.
” Bravo for [having] the confidence to ask that and it’s great to have that little chat and see the people who are genuinely interested in the message that I’m sending out into the world,” he continued.
It seems that there was no romantic connection between Megan and Robert. But it was wonderful to see that in a candid moment, Robert has the same infectious kindness that made his dad a global treasure.
Megan seems to be taking her very public rejection well. She posted another video on TikTok where she said there were “more fish in the sea”. However, a commentator named mystery_goat coolly noted that “and yet there is only one Robert Irwin”.