A North Carolina TV reporter just pulled a Shaukat Yousafzai. Like the Pakistani politician, WLOS ABC 13 reporter Justin Hinton went live on the air with wacky Facebook filters on.

Moments before the broadcast, Hinton accidentally turned on the feature and was completely unaware of it. So, as he was solemnly performing his duties reporting about the snowfall near Asheville, N.C., Hinton tried on a fedora, a pair of googly eyes, cat ears, a blue wizard hat, and a few more props. At one point, he even appeared with a fake flashlight under his chin. As if he was reporting about a spooky ghost encounter instead.

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This TV reporter Justin Hinton recently found himself in an unusual situation

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In areas where heavy snowfalls aren’t common and drivers aren’t very familiar with slippery roads, reports like this one can be a useful way to remind them to remain extra careful while sitting behind the wheel. But with the added comedy? They’re priceless.

Here’s the amusing clip

The Emmy-winning journalist found out about his animated makeover only after reading the comments viewers left under the video on Facebook. “Wait, Misty, did I have a weird face?” a flabbergasted Hinton can be heard asking a colleague off-camera. After a long pause, he adds, “Oh, there are special effects on the phone.”

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Hinton was really cool about what happened

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After the video went viral, he also took the time to further explain the situation

People found the entire thing very funny

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