Robert Irwin has revealed how an American tourist who asked him for his phone number ‘made his entire day’.
A TikTok video went viral last week of Megan Grass from Utah trying to get Robert’s digits during a visit to Australia Zoo in Queensland.
The 18-year-old conservationist told Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Ally Langdon on Friday 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.
‘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.
‘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’.