Grandma photobombs home sale photos, becomes star

Mar 27, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. ET

Meet 86-year-old Yolie Ball. She's become an overnight internet sensation.

See, she and her husband, Don, are selling their Florida home. So they decided to take some choice shots showing off the place. But Yolie added a special touch to her home snaps — she decided to photobomb every one of the photos for the listing. Her 15-year-old granddaughter, Makenzie, thought they were so cute and funny she posted them to Twitter.

Now with 12,000 retweets and more than 25,000 favorites, Yolie's home sale photobomb pictures are trending on Twitter.

"My grandma is trying to sell her house in Florida and these are the pics I am laughing so hard," she wrote when she posted the photos.


The home is close to Disney World, where Don worked for the past 10 years as a boat captain at Epcot. But the two have decided to leave Florida to be closer to their daughter in Tennessee.

Here's a great spot for a cup of tea.

granny cup of tea

Image: Makenzie Ball via Twitter

Here she is peeking out from a door to the living room.

Photobomb granny

Image: Makenzie Ball via Twitter

"My aunt offered to take the pictures, I think they were just fooling around and then my grandma decided to get in all of them,” Makenzie told the Daily Mail. "I don't think my grandparents really understand what all the Twitter lingo means but when I told them '12,000 favorites and 6,000 retweets' they just laughed really hard."

Here's Yolie posing casually in her Davenport, Florida, home's kitchen.

granny in kitchen

Image: Makenzie Ball via Twitter

Like to read? Here's a cozy spot in the home, which is in a retirement area for residents who are 55 and older.

photobomb grandma reading

Image: Makenzie Ball via Twitter

As for her new online fame, Makenzie says her grandma is touched.

"I read my grandma, Yolie, some of the replies and it made her really happy," she said. "My grandma is actually crying!"

Maybe this will start a new trend of people jumping into their home sale photos. So cute.

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