Red Lion father/son with viral selfie appearing on TV show
A Red Lion father and son, courtesy of good looks that apparently run in the family, have earned an appearance on "Steve Harvey" after a selfie they posted went viral.
Correll Stanfield last month posted the image — a casual mirror selfie of himself and his father, Billy, standing together in dark-colored t-shirts — to twitter with the caption: "Pops, he looks more like my brother, this man's 46 years old."
The snapshot of the duo was met with thousands of comments, and on Monday had nearly 19,000 retweets, more than 25,000 likes and 2 million views from people all over the world.
The photo captures the tight bond the two share, though Billy during the episode discusses his past mistakes that once prevented him from being the best father he could be.
He tells talk show host Steve Harvey that he once was a drug dealer and spent five years in jail, but Billy has since sought to correct the mistakes of his past. He is now a pastor and runs a mentoring program in Baltimore while working hard to raise his kids, especially his 20-year-old-son.
The episode takes a turn for the light-hearted when Steve and Billy work together to set Correll up on a date with one of two women selected for him by Harvey.
Tune into NBC at 3 p.m. on Tuesday to catch the Stanfield's episode.
To view excerpts from the show visit http://qlnk.io/ql/56462f5ee4b0f82b7d164177, or http://qlnk.io/ql/56462f6ae4b0500688149325, or http://qlnk.io/ql/56462fb7e4b079cee7c45c28.
— Reach Jessica Schladebeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.