This weatherman couldn't contain his joy and kept playing around with the screen.
Remember when we first discovered phones that are touchscreen? The inner child in us went head over heels in excitement, exploring the new technology. Sparkly new gadgets always give us a headrush, especially if they are easy to use. The wonders of technology impress kids and adults alike. ABC7's weather reporter had a similar feeling after discovering his monitor was touchscreen and his reaction is comedy gold.
The reporter's studio recently upgraded with improved technology and his surprised reaction upon discovering the upgrade had people giggling on the Internet. Netizens viewed the reaction video over 4.6 million times. Meteorologist Greg Dutra is part of the industry for more than a decade. Dutra's profession is not an emotive one but this revelation brought out the inner child in him. And it all happened during a live forecast. Dutra shared the video on Twitter and captioned it, "This wasn’t in the training manual and I go OFF THE RAILS when I discovered the TV is a touch screen while on-air on @ABC7Chicago"
He was caught off-guard when he accidentally tapped the screen he usually uses but this time, it moved. His face resembled a kid in a toy shop who just discovered a talking toy. With a childlike expression, he said, "I just moved the map. Wait, I can do that?" He continued playing with it and exclaimed, "No way!"
A fellow broadcaster also jumped into the picture as the feature equally amused him and said, "I got to try it." He moves the screen and his jaws drop. Dutra added, "Can you believe that?" And someone from behind may be a colleague, said, "That is so cool." The weather presenter could not contain his excitement as he laughingly said, "Can I zoom?" And the screen zoomed in when tried zooming in. Everyone in the studio let out a cheerful laugh and Dutra affirmed, "Oh man, it's a great day."
He touched the screen again and it tilted upwards like a 3D screen. The meteorologist, still in awe of the technology, asked, "Oh my gosh, you can tilt it? What's going on here?" But he soon realized it was a live forecast, so he quickly regained his composure and said, "Ok, I'm going to figure this all out. A beautiful day and the next couple of days." He signed off the for the day but continued grinning. Dutra's day was a memorable one. And so it was for the audience watching him. His wholesome reaction drew people's interesting comments.
This wasn’t in the training manual! @TBrownABC7 @valwarnertv and I go OFF THE RAILS when I discovered the TV is a touch screen while on-air on @ABC7Chicago 😂 pic.twitter.com/almrdxqz3d— Greg Dutra (@DutraWeather) August 4, 2022
A Twitter user, @SamChampion, wrote, "This really cracked me up." Another user, @AngryAnnabella, had a hilarious response to Dutra's playful act with the monitor and said, "Please stop moving the Earth, Greg! I am trying to pour a glass of milk and I keep spilling it because the ground is all woo."
We loved Dutra's heartwarming reaction as it was highly relatable.
Few things are as beautiful as when someone discovers something cool they can do. This man is in nirvana. His joy is palpable https://t.co/o9hKqk9FJU— Strype (@StrypeisonFire) August 5, 2022