Monday’s total solar eclipse was akin to a meteorologist’s Super Bowl a fact that was certainly not lost on one Chicago weatherman.
Tom Skilling, chief meteorologist for WGN-TV, travelled to Carbondale, Ill. to view the solar eclipse in its path of totality, (his first solar eclipse, btw) and his reaction was truly precious.
“I’ll get my act together guys,” a choked up Skilling told viewers through tears.
He even hugged and high-fived fellow eclipse watchers, and led a chorus of “Here Comes the Sun.”
If that doesn’t melt your ice cold heart, honestly nothing will.
Twitter loved the meteorologist’s pure reaction so much, he was even trending Monday.
god bless Tom Skilling
Jack Mannix (@JackMannix00) August 21, 2017
You and I will never love anything as much as Tom Skilling loves the weather.
Matt Lindner (@mattlindner) August 21, 2017
Get you a weather man that cries over a solar eclipse. Love you Tom Skilling
Dede Smith (@Doubledeedsters) August 21, 2017
I feel like this is the day Tom Skilling has been training for his whole life.
Kim Duncan (@kimduncan) August 21, 2017
Skilling told fellow Carbondale eclipse watchers he would be back for the next one in 2024. Here’s hoping Skilling’s reaction will be equally as priceless.
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