Robert Irwin has spoken out for the first time since a fan travelled to Australia zoo to ask for his number. Catch the interview here:
Megan Grass visited Australia zoo in a bid to secure a date with her crush, 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin's son, Robert.
She also posted a video of the encounter on TikTok in an attempt to get the internet gods to work their magic and matchmake in her favour. The video soon went viral.
Robert has since opened up about the encounter and responded to Megan's crushing on him.
In an interview with Studio 10 Australia, Robert revealed whether or not he did actually look for Megan's message after she told him she'd slid into his dm's the night before her visit.
Avoiding the probe in a similar way that he did with Megan, the zookeeper said: "Good question. It was honestly, can I tell you, that made my entire day. That was incredibly kind.
"A big thank you to Megan, wherever she is. That really meant a lot, it really did."
However, Robert did then explain how it was 'hard' to respond to Megan as he 'can't really just go out and give [his] number out'.
"Because it's all over TikTok and I hadn't met her before," he continued.
The zookeeper also joked he's 'out of range' a lot of the time.
Although he said Megan's attempts to reach out to him were 'very flattering' and 'kind'.
"Kudos for the confidence to ask that. And it was great to have that little chat and see people who are really keen on the message I'm sending out there and listening to what I'm doing. It meant the world and I was very appreciative," he said.
The interview has amassed over 100,000 views on TikTok, with fans of the zookeeper flooding to the post to applaud his response.
One noted how eloquently and professionally he responded to the interviewer's questions. "He’s so media trained it’s almost like watching a masterclass in it," they said.
Another echoed: "He’s good at avoiding questions lol."
A third commented how proud Robert's father would be of the way he handled himself, not only with his run in with Megan but also in his reflection on the incident afterwards. "God this young man is lovely. What a great Australian ambassador. Steve would be so proud," they said.
Alas, it seems Megan won't be getting her happily ever after with her celebrity crush. But I'm sure there are plenty more keepers in Australia zoo.
Featured Image Credit: @megangrass12/TikTok
Topics: TikTok, Steve Irwin, Australia, Viral