A CARMARTHEN grandmother who had a Facebook page set up in her honour has attracted more than 23,600 likes in just over a week — and it is still climbing.
My Gran, whose name is Sylvia Turton, has become an internet sensation after grandson Jason Thomas created the page.
He said he started it all after posting videos of time with his gran on his own Facebook page.
She has now thanked Journal readers in a specially recorded video (above)for their support as her popularity shows no sign of slowing down.
"I was getting random requests from people I didn't know so I set up the page to stop that," Jason said.
"I thought we would get a maximum of 100 or 200 people to like it.
"I never imagined 500 people would like it let alone 23,600.
"We got to 10,000 in six days — it's pretty awesome."
Jason, a photographer, said he and Sylvia, who lives two doors down in Llanddarog, had a special relationship that was forged after his grandfather passed away.
"My grandfather died when I was five or six," he said.
"When he died I stayed with her every night for six months to a year.
"We get on very well.
"She plays up a little but and enjoys it, it is all banter."
Videos posted so far include asking her what music she likes, her opinion of DJ Tiesto and house music, her visit to Ibiza and badgers and goats in her garden.
Jason said he was amazed by the response his gran has had.
"I have people telling me your gran is hilarious," he said, adding he even had people asking where she was while out on the town on Saturday night. "I've had a call asking for her to go to a club in Bristol. She's not too sure what Facebook is, but she's got an idea because I've read her some of the messages.
"We've had things like 'thank you for putting your gran up and reminding us of our gran'."
And Jason says he hopes to continue posting videos of Sylvia online, with plenty of fun ideas for the future.
"I'm going to get my friend to give her a lesson in DJing," he said.
"The only music she knows is county and western, Elvis and a little bit of Welsh music.
"Half of the stuff I do with her she doesn't know what I'm on about but that's part of the fun.
"I always wind her up, she loves it."
To view the videos, visit the My Gran Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/#!/mywelshgran