- An 81-year-old man has been making videos and it went viral on social media
- After producing videos of cooking, Stephen Austin has taken over TikTok and YouTube
- Stephen or “Old Man Steve,” said that he had been making videos so that he would feel “loved”
- He currently has total likes of 5.2 million likes and over 608,200 followers on TikTok
Recently, social media application TikTok has taken over the Internet and even celebrities enjoy using it.
KAMI learned that an 81-year-old man living alone has gone viral and becomes the new TikTok sensation.
In a report by the LADbible (authored by Tom Wood), Stephen Austin started recording videos of him cooking because he wanted to feel “loved.”
"As I have no children or grandkids, this has been such a joy to me and it makes me feel not so alone and loved,” he said.
"Most of the comments say they love me and I'm the best thing on TikTok. I feel very blessed,” he added.
He also mentioned that he was self-taught when it comes to making his funny videos.
"I'm self-taught as far as doing my video work on the camera and lighting and such and understanding how to do TikTok. If I don't understand something I Google it or see if a video on YouTube has a subject on it,” he said.
As reported by the Mirror UK, Stephen or popularly known as “Old Man Steve” shared his simple recipes of banana and cereals, pancakes, and microwave meals.
The netizens are loving it to the point that Stephen has total likes of 5.2 million. Most of his videos have about 200,000 views and he has over 608,200 followers on TikTok.
According to TODAY, Stephen shared that most of his videos were not planned and he would just film himself randomly.
“Most of the time, I just get before the camera and start talking. Some things you have to set the stage, but most are just off the cuff,” he told TODAY.
“I can't believe that I have finally been recognized at age 81, but here I am and I'm enjoying the ride,” he added.
Stephen Austin was born in Dallas, but he is currently living in Fort Worth near his sister. For 20 years, he worked at the box office for Dallas Summer Musicals.
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