Granddaughter finds late grandad on Google Street View outside his bungalow

A DOTING granddaughter can see her late grandad still looking over her — in a Google Street View image of him stood outside his bungalow.

Every year Michala Burrluck is cheered by Victor Austin’s pic as he glares at the Google van snapping his street.

Michala Burrluck found her late grandad outside his bungalow on Google Street View

Michala Burrluck found her late grandad outside his bungalow on Google Street ViewCredit: Kennedy News/Google Maps
Michala says she cried when she first saw the image but finds it's 'comforting'

Michala says she cried when she first saw the image but finds it’s ‘comforting’Credit: Kennedy News

Victor is seen in 2009, five years before he died from Alzheimer’s aged 84.

HR worker Michala, 43, who lives a street away in Eccles, Kent, said: “The first time I saw it after he died I remember crying and thinking ‘Ah, he’s still there — arms on hips angry at the van’. It’s comforting.”

Victor lived in the home for 30 years.

Wife Doris died in 2001 aged 70, and in 2012 he moved to a care home.

Michala checks Street View each July 30, the day she first noticed his pic.

She shared her tradition on Facebook this month and hopes her girls Elsie and Alice, both eight, will see their great-grandad online for years to come.