Great Bend man meets look-alike idol

GREAT BEND, Kan. A Great Bend man received the surprise of a lifetime, meeting his idol and lookalike, Michael Phelps.

Last fall, 22-year-old Austin Levingston gained national attention for his similarities to the world-record breaking Olympic gold medalist.

Levingston was invited by Phelps to join him in Chicago and attend an event for Phelps' foundation. Levingston received an "I'm Awesome" award from the foundation.

Levingston says Phelps gave him a hug and an inspiring message.

"He told me to keep up the good work and that I'm going to do great things," Levingston says.

Levingston says he displays his "I'm Awesome" trophy in his room.