Stephen Keppler, a host on EZ Rock Kelowna, tweeted the actor with his local version of Some good news, which was launched on March 29 to compile good news that is happening in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In Okanagan, Canada, @radiokeppler anointed myself like my SGN co-host without consulting a lawyer,” said Krasinski in episode two of his series. “And he did a great frustrating job. “
“I was jumping for joy,” Keppler told Josh Pagé of CBC. ” [Krasinski] put about 10 to 15 seconds of my segment where I’m only talking about the weather and other good news in the Okanagan, then he says I was frustrating and I thought it was like the best compliment I think that I will never receive in my life. ”
When Keppler saw the first episode of Some good news, he was inspired to do a local version of the show. He compiled a list of stories and filmed a short program about him in his house, sharing them with viewers.
When he put it on Twitter, he tagged Krasinski.
“I didn’t hear anything from him because I guess in five days and lo and behold, on Sunday I am one of his main stories. “
He describes the experience as “surreal”.
The video has been posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The video on YouTube alone has more than 3.5 million views.
“I thought about scoring [Krasinski] on Twitter that I will get a retweet that would be great, “said Kepler. “But it was much cooler, and in fact, it’s nice to get some validation. ”
Keppler, like many people working in the media, has done his best to find positive and uplifting stories to share with listeners as COVID19 updates take over from social media shows and feeds.
“I’m really trying to pinpoint positivity because with my personal brand, I don’t like to dwell on the negative,” he said.
“We need a break, even if it’s for a minute or two. “