Gabby's grandpa as the Senior Bachelor PLEASE

I'm not sure where ABC is at in terms of casting for The Senior Bachelor, but wow, did I see their number one casting choice on the screen during Monday's episode of The Bachelor. It felt like they were, to a degree, setting it up. Him talking about his late wife (cried during this) and being an emotionally available man (huge points). He was such a sweet man and I feel like casting someone we know from a hometown would be a great in for the series to launch. What do you think?