London estate agent Dan Stevenson goes viral

An estate agent who hit headlines after making a heartwarming visit to a mother and her two ‘infatuated’ daughters has said he’s proud to be a pin-up for his profession.

Dan Stevenson, 26, captivated the hearts of thousands across London when he posed for a cute picture with two little girls who asked him to pick them up, join them on the sofa to watch Peppa Pig – and one of them even told him about her ‘biggest poo yet’.

Mother Lorna Hayward, 36, praised him on Facebook group The Motherload after his heroic efforts, sparking an internet frenzy as thousands of mums launched a desperate bid to #FindDan.

Now MailOnline can reveal that single Dan, from Dublin, who has been inundated with attention, was simply doing ‘what he always does’ when confronted with a pair of unruly kids.

Mother-of-two Lorna, from London, took to Facebook group The Motherload to praise estate agent Dan for putting up with her two 'infatuated' girls when he came to value their flat

Mother-of-two Lorna, from London, took to Facebook group The Motherload to praise estate agent Dan for putting up with her two ‘infatuated’ girls when he came to value their flat

Dan Stevenson, pictured above with his cousin, said he is relaxed with children because he lived with his young cousins when he first moved to London six years ago: ‘I walked in and they were having their dinner, I just started talking to them about what they were having and the next thing they were asking me to pick them up. They are just hilarious and I just went with it'

Dan Stevenson, pictured above with his cousin, said he is relaxed with children because he lived with his young cousins when he first moved to London six years ago: ‘I walked in and they were having their dinner, I just started talking to them about what they were having and the next thing they were asking me to pick them up. They are just hilarious and I just went with it’

Dan, who works for Purplebricks Estate Agent, has been hailed a hero, had his picture liked and shared by more than 25,000 people, and caused The Motherload's website to crash

Dan, who works for Purplebricks Estate Agent, has been hailed a hero, had his picture liked and shared by more than 25,000 people, and caused The Motherload’s website to crash

Speaking from his office in south-west London, he said: ‘When I went round to see Lorna I wasn’t really expecting anything but the kids were amazing. I walked in and they were having their dinner, I just started talking to them about what they were having and the next thing they were asking me to pick them up. They are just hilarious and I just went with it.’

The Kent-based singleton admits he is enjoying his new status as the internet’s favourite estate agent – and wants to change people’s view of his profession.

‘Do I like being an estate agent pin-up, yes of course I do! It’s a bit mad though because I’m trying to do my work and all this is going on but it’s really funny. I’m trying to change peoples’ perceptions of our trade.

‘I’m pretty good with kids because I lived with my little cousins when I first came over from Ireland and I pride myself on giving the best possible customer service.

‘I can understand why some people don’t like estate agents, there’s no smoke without fire, but there are so many good ones now. We’re taking over.’

Lorna’s post in full

‘This is Dan. He just valued our flat. I had warned him, that arriving in my only available slot of the day at 5pm was risky. Nevertheless he rocked up.

‘In the last hour Dan (who is a complete stranger) has had both my daughters request cuddles, can he hold their hands, if he would watch Peppa with them, does he like cheese, if he was staying the night, and the finale – Elsie walking out of the toilet announcing she had just done “her biggest poo yet – it was a bit spiky though, so please can you wipe my bum”.

‘Poor Dan. Poor poor Dan. Gonna just pour meself a pint of wine.’

Wholesome Dan, whose parents now live in the rural Irish county of Sligo, reveals his gentlemanly approach to being an estate agent extends to all areas of his life.

‘I’m on Tinder but I don’t really use it because it’s kind of weird that you haven’t really met them.’

Lorna later texted Dan, who is single and has since been inundated with date offers, to warn him that his pictured had had gone viral.

Now Dan, who works for Purplebricks Estate Agent, has been inundated with date offers, had his picture liked by more than 25,000 people, and caused The Motherload’s website to crash.

Lorna said she had tried to warn the estate agent that turning up at 5pm was 'risky' and he had been put through his paces when his 'little fans' requested cuddles and asked 'can he hold their hands'

Lorna said she had tried to warn the estate agent that turning up at 5pm was ‘risky’ and he had been put through his paces when his ‘little fans’ requested cuddles and asked ‘can he hold their hands’

Mother-of-two Lorna, a blogger from Wandsworth, London, is a mother to Elsie and Marnie. She later called estate agent Dan to warn him about his 'new internet fame'

Mother-of-two Lorna, a blogger from Wandsworth, London, is a mother to Elsie and Marnie. She later called estate agent Dan to warn him about his ‘new internet fame’

The viral frenzy sparked by Dan’s ‘epic’ visit has caused some mums to comment that he ‘broke the internet’ much like Kim Kardashian’s infamous Paper magazine cover.

Mother-of-two Lorna, from Wandsworth, said she had tried to warn the estate agent that turning up at 5pm was ‘risky’ and he had been put through his paces when his ‘little fans’ requested cuddles and asked ‘can he hold their hands’.

Lorna, a parenting blogger, said the ‘grand finale’ came when Elsie ‘walked out of the toilet announcing ‘she had just done “her biggest poo yet – it was a bit spiky though, so please can you wipe my bum”’.

She then posted a picture of Dan posing with Elsie, three, and Marnie, 19 months, alongside a lengthy account of her evening, explaining that she was off to pour herself ‘a pint of wine’.

Kim Kardashian's infamous Paper magazine cover
The viral frenzy sparked by Dan's 'epic' visit has caused some mums to comment that he 'broke the internet' - prompting comparisons to Kim Kardashian's infamous Paper magazine cover

The viral frenzy sparked by Dan’s ‘epic’ visit has caused some mums to comment that he ‘broke the internet’ – prompting comparisons to Kim Kardashian’s infamous Paper magazine cover

Wholesome Dan, whose parents now live in the rural Irish county of Sligo, reveals his gentlemanly approach to being an estate agent extends to all areas of his life. ‘I’m on Tinder but I don’t really use it because it’s kind of weird that you haven’t really met them.’

Wholesome Dan, whose parents now live in the rural Irish county of Sligo, reveals his gentlemanly approach to being an estate agent extends to all areas of his life. ‘I’m on Tinder but I don’t really use it because it’s kind of weird that you haven’t really met them.’

Hundreds of women took to The Motherload’s Facebook page to hail Dan a ‘total star’.

The next morning, Lorna woke up to find hundreds of notifications on her phone and noted that the #FindDan hashtag was sweeping the internet.

Lorna explained: ‘I have honestly not been able to catch up with all the comments, and I cannot believe the number of like-minded muthas who seem to all relate to or find my epic hour with Dan so hilarious.

‘I thought it was only right that I texted what I thought was Dan’s number to let him know about his new internet fame and all that. Then Dan called me.’

Overnight celebrity: After Lorna's post, hundreds of women took to The Motherload's Facebook page to hail Dan a 'total star' and comment that he had 'crashed' its website

Overnight celebrity: After Lorna’s post, hundreds of women took to The Motherload’s Facebook page to hail Dan a ‘total star’ and comment that he had ‘crashed’ its website

She added: ‘Dan seemed rather unfazed and told me that he had an email from the CEO of Purple Bricks last night saying how he had seen a post and photo about Dan on a mum site.

‘Dan seemed pretty chuffed at that. I also felt it was only right, and fair to the dedicated fans of Dan, to ask if he was single. The answer is YES. Soz Dan, I think you’re about to get a LOT of attention. (Poor bugger…).’

Kate Dyson, CEO and founder of The Motherload, told FEMAIL: ‘The Motherload website and community is a great network of brilliant mums who come together to discuss the highs and lows of parenting in a supportive, non-judgemental way.

‘We absolutely loved watching #FindDan unfold, with nearly 2.5k likes on the post, and hundreds of comments as our 23,500 members sought to find Dan and bring him into the fold!

‘Our members love to celebrate the ‘carnage’ of parenting and this was a prime example of the brilliantly funny posts that we have on The Motherload Community Group.’

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