Robert Irwin says he was ‘very flattered’ when American tourist asked him for his phone number


Robert Irwin reveals whether he ever gave his phone number to the American tourist who brazenly asked him out – after her pick-up attempt went viral on TikTok

Robert Irwin has revealed how he really felt when American tourist asked him for his phone number in a now viral video. 

‘I was very flattered by this lovely Australia Zoo guest. It certainly means a lot!’ the 18-year-old told this week’s Stellar Magazine. 

The teenager admits that he didn’t hand over his number but appreciated meeting someone with similar interests.  

Robert Irwin has revealed how he really felt when American tourist asked him for his phone number in a now viral video

 Robert Irwin has revealed how he really felt when American tourist asked him for his phone number in a now viral video

‘While I wasn’t able to give out my personal details, I really appreciated having a conversation with someone who definitely had a great interest and passion for the Zoo and my message’ he went on. 

‘If they’re not ready to don the khaki and go feed crocs? Mate, it’s not happening!’ 

Last month, a TikTok video went viral of Megan Grass from Utah trying to get Robert’s digits during a visit to Australia Zoo in Queensland.

'I was very flattered by this lovely Australia Zoo guest. It certainly means a lot!' the 18-year-old told this week's Stellar Magazine

‘I was very flattered by this lovely Australia Zoo guest. It certainly means a lot!’ the 18-year-old told this week’s Stellar Magazine

Last month, a TikTok video went viral of Megan Grass (pictured) from Utah trying to get Robert's digits during a visit to Australia Zoo in Queensland

Last month, a TikTok video went viral of Megan Grass (pictured) from Utah trying to get Robert’s digits during a visit to Australia Zoo in Queensland  

The conservationist told Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Ally Langdon that the gesture ‘meant the world’ to him and went ‘straight to his heart’.

‘Honestly that made my entire day. It was so kind. [It] really meant the world,’ he said.

‘I can’t just go out and give my number to everyone unfortunately, and it is hit and miss, you know. But it was really kind. It went straight to my heart. It was something that meant the world,’ he added.

Robert went on to say his focus right now is continuing his late father Steve Irwin’s legacy of wildlife conservation.

'While I wasn't able to give out my personal details, I really appreciated having a conversation with someone who definitely had a great interest and passion for the Zoo' he said

‘While I wasn’t able to give out my personal details, I really appreciated having a conversation with someone who definitely had a great interest and passion for the Zoo’ he said  

‘Honestly, I’m going out here trying to keep the legacy going and talk about wildlife and conservation and spread a positive message,’ he said.

The viral video showed Robert walking towards a crowd at Australia Zoo before Megan asked him for his number.

‘I think you are so cool and I was wondering if I can have your number?’ she said.

The conservationist told Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Ally Langdon that the gesture 'meant the world' to him and went 'straight to his heart'

The conservationist told Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Ally Langdon that the gesture ‘meant the world’ to him and went ‘straight to his heart’ 

‘Well, I’m very flattered,’ he responded before asking Megan where she was from.

He added: ‘The easiest way [to contact me] is on Instagram because then my people can monitor it and see when it comes through because my number is getting mixed.’

Megan told Robert she’d already sent him a DM on Instagram but he didn’t reply.

‘Well, I actually DM’d you last night to tell you I was coming here today,’ she said.

‘What’s your name? I’ll look it up!’ Robert answered. 

Megan appeared on the Today show last week and revealed Robert hadn’t been in contact with her since her video made headlines. 

She said she asked for his number because she thinks he’s ‘literally the sweetest person ever’ and a ‘great guy’. 

Read more: In Stellar Magazine with Robert Irwin on the cover

Read more: In Stellar Magazine with Robert Irwin on the cover 

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