The bad news is out, America: Zeddie Watkins Little, Charleston’s native son who has come to be known as Ridiculously Photogenic Guy, has a girlfriend.

Little confirmed his relationship status this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America during a brief segment in which he appeared with Will King, the MUSC computer programmer who snapped the photo that launched the meme. He did not stop smiling the entire time.

“I kind of feel honored to be part of, like, a joke that’s in good spirits, because sometimes the internet can be vicious,” he told GMA host Robin Roberts.

Little also announced that he would be running the New York City Marathon to raise money for the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health. Movie actress Amy Yasbeck, Ritter’s widow and founder of the Ritter Foundation, contacted the City Paper earlier in the week trying to get in touch with Little, and while we did what we could to help, we weren’t sure if he’d be willing to make the jump from 10K to marathon. Apparently he’s game, though, cementing his reputation as not just a ridiculously good-looking guy, but a ridiculously nice one, too.