We started to laugh when we talked about the fact that the most prominent reason that he gets recognized, is for all his zany commercials.
Yep, those kitchy, campy, hilarious, sometimes awkward, commercials. He would do anything (within reason, of course) to make anybody laugh, smile and feel good.
As a result, people of the island embrace him in such a warm and positive way.
I’ll tell you a little secret, my dad loves meeting and helping people, and yet I don’t think that he ever expected notoriety from the commercials.