Newspaper article The Canadian Press

#RiderGrandpa Asks If Photo Will Go Viral, but Doesn't Know What Viral Means

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

#RiderGrandpa Asks If Photo Will Go Viral, but Doesn't Know What Viral Means

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Picture of #RiderGrandpa goes viral

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REGINA - Alex Taylor says her grandfather, whom she affectionately calls poppa, 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.

"I didn't know it at the time, but he was just talking about viral in the literal definition, like, 'Do you think it'll spread?' He didn't realize that viral is a pop culture term now with the internet," Taylor said Tuesday.

"He had no idea, and I thought he knew exactly what it meant because he knows what Twitter is."

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. …

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