It's like Warhol said: in the future, every truck driver will save someone from a burning building and get 15 minutes on national television.
Viral videos are usually about cute babies, cute animals, or adult humans enduring accidental embarrassment. Every once in a while, however, one comes along that becomes famous for a much better reason: people are actually capable of being really good. Regular guy Tom Artiaga is one of those really good people. A truck driver by profession, Tom was trying to earn some extra income in the area doing a side job when he came across a burning building. If you haven't already seen the video of his actions, I won't spoil any more for you, but Jimmy Kimmel lured Artiaga and his media-shy wife to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live afterwards by offering them tickets, but not telling them they would be featured on the show. Check out what happens next:
Saving people from burning buildings? Check. Rewarding someone who actually deserves to be rewarded on television? Check. Actually making professional sports look like the domain of upstanding behavior and heroism? Check. OK, everyone, let's just shut down the media for the weekend because I doubt anything this feel-good will happen again for a few days.
(by Johnny McNulty)