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Guy's Shopping Video Nets 6.5M Hits

But Tom Musto seems humble about the sudden attention
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2019 11:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – A lot of people are feeling the love for Tom Musto—and you have to see this to know why. The California dad appeared in a Twitter video last Sunday gushing over the prices from his first trip to Costco, Fox News reports. "Nine dollars!" he exclaims, holding up a bag. "Do you know how much a little bag at Vons is? Like, $12.50." He seems just as excited by an $8 bag of sausages he bought at the membership-only warehouse club known for bulk sale and low prices. Viewed over 6.5 million times, the video has earned him a nickname and apparently humbled the 49-year-old.

“About being 'hot Costco dad' ... it's a bit overwhelming, I thought this would have died after a day. It’s just crazy," he tells CNBC. "My kids video me all the time when I don’t know it, they think I am funny." And with some tweeters expressing a little extra interest in Musto ("I'm sorry but your dad is fine as hell," wrote one), the Los Angeleno might just be fighting them off next time he shops. "He's newly single so I’m always trying to up his confidence," his son TJ, who posted the video, tells Mashable. "He loves it, even though he's trying to downplay it all. He's real humble."
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