Joshua Short has waited his entire journalistic career to cover a Black Friday live on the air. Don’t judge — we all have different goals. He finally got his chance this year, but the broadcast didn’t exactly go as planned. Josh and his news station expected long lines and the usual chaos that accompany Black Friday, but it appears 2017 was the year that residents of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs got it together.
There was no Black Friday crowd for Josh to report on.
Josh, who obviously isn’t a fan of “fake news,” decided to give one seriously honest report. The show’s anchor, Alex Wilcox, did his introduction and finally asked, “Josh, how are things going?”
Josh let him know exactlyhow things were going in this now-viral rant:
Alex caught that proverbial pass expertly with a smile and a chuckle. He then commented to Josh that he may be on the wrong side of the mall and there may be people at another entrance.
Check out the sweet screen-blur from Josh making his emotional exit:
Alex awkwardly ended the segment by stammering “Uh, Josh is gone, we lost Josh.” Always ready with a sense of humor, Joshua Short has embraced his moment of too-much-honesty and talked about it on social media.
He even posted the video with a bit of commentary:
And just like that, Josh won the hearts and minds of the world:
It didn’t take long before other reporters declared themselves #TeamJosh:
Someone should start a petition for Josh to report all the news from now on.