38 seconds with Gustavo Almodovar, pictured, is a :38 YouTube video that’s gone viral. It’s not hilarious so much as hypnotic. It’s just this guy signing off from his report again and again with a tiny head turn and eyebrow lift.
So now he’s famous and WFTV Channel 9 is probably thrilled they have a genuine star in local news, right?
Well sadly, no. The video was uploaded in November 2008 and only just became a hit. According to an article by Dylan Stableford Gustavo Almodovar left the broadcast biz and he’s now a marketing brand manager at a Hospital in Orlando, FL.
So those signoffs were his last. It’s a memorial of sorts. It’s terribly sad.
Let’s let’s watch it 500 times and shed a tiny tear for this great loss to American Journalism. Maybe if we view it enough times someone will wrestle him away from an office career and plunk a foam-covered mic back in his hands. That eyebrow is far too sexy to spend all day under artificial light.
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