Ch. 2's Zach Klein's tribute to Robin Williams goes viral

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ATLANTA - Channel 2’s Zach Klein paid special tribute to Robin Williams Monday night in his sportscast and it’s gaining global attention.

From the LA Times to USA Today to news organizations in Australia and other parts of the world – they’re all sharing the touching segment.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Perfection! What a great tribute to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RobinWilliams?src=hash">#RobinWilliams</a>. Well done <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachKleinWSB">@ZachKleinWSB</a>. Well done. <a href="http://t.co/jJpv1VlgTF">http://t.co/jJpv1VlgTF</a></p>&mdash; Angela Lauren (@AngelaLauren1) <a href="https://twitter.com/AngelaLauren1/statuses/499714565316558848">August 14, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

In the video, Klein blended 22 Robin Williams movies with his coverage of the night's sports news. 

Here's the full transcript:

Now for those of you who suffer from Insomnia, Saturday’s Braves game was perfect for you as it ended 2:29 in the morning. Tonight, against the Dodgers, a little more friendly for the timekeeper as this one ended a little after 10. Now while it might seem like Nine Months since the Braves last won a series, they are coming in with a little momentum, having won two of three against the Nationals. Justin Upton has been the Man of the Year offensively for the Braves. And here in the fourth, he singles up the middle. Emilio Bonifacio, who had some Happy Feet, hustles in from second and scores, 1-0 Braves, Jumanji!

Noel, Julio Teheran has flexed his muscles at home like Popeye, going 4 and 1 at Turner Field. He struggled tonight and eventually got the Hook. Adrian Gonzalez, who has become Everyone's Hero in L.A. with an RBI single right here. 6-2, your final. The Braves will go home and try to cheer up while watching “Mrs. Doubtfire.”

One way to earn the title World’s Greatest Dad is to team up with Freddie Freeman and participate in his fantasy football league. It could be an early Father’s Day present and this gift is a lot better than Toys. Freeman and a few of his Braves teammates hope you Seize the Day on Friday and join them at the 755 Club for a live fantasy draft. So whether your name is Patch Adams, Hamlet, Jack, Mork or Mindy, everyone is welcome to join the team, snap some selfies and take them to One Hour Photo. Freddie wants you to have the Best of Times and raise some money for charity.

Only one more practice for the Falcons at Flowery Branch. As tomorrow they hit the road, no they’re not going to Moscow on the Hudson but to Houston to get in some work with the Texans. Rookie running back Devonta Freeman will definitely make The Final Cut but there is always something to prove.

"Seize the days boys and make your life extraordinary."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Watch as a sportscaster name-drops all of Robin Williams&#39; movies in his newscast <a href="http://t.co/5VYpNhfpax">http://t.co/5VYpNhfpax</a></p>&mdash; New York Post (@nypost) <a href="https://twitter.com/nypost/statuses/499437846466686976">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sportscaster <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachKleinWSB">@ZachKleinWSB</a> slips 22 Robin Williams references into news segment. What an awesome tribute: <a href="http://t.co/Jy0Q7B3Jlq">http://t.co/Jy0Q7B3Jlq</a></p>&mdash; USA TODAY (@USATODAY) <a href="https://twitter.com/USATODAY/statuses/499659316723728384">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sports anchor <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachKleinWSB">@ZachKleinWSB</a> filled his evening report with 23 Robin Williams references, in tribute. <a href="http://t.co/FFkYHTpC2h">http://t.co/FFkYHTpC2h</a></p>&mdash; SB Nation (@SBNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/SBNation/statuses/499623207029067776">August 13, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

 

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