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He may claim that he wants to be a soccer-playing millionaire policeman when he grows up, but it’s obvious to anyone with eyes and ears that little Charlie Hale is a born broadcaster.

Stepping in as the Friday forecaster for Chicago’s WGN 9 on Halloween, the bubbly second-grader did some dancing, told us about the snow in Canada, and generally flaunted his star power. There’s a 110 percent chance you’ll find his enthusiasm contagious.

That look on the regular forecaster’s face after Hale snubs his attempt at a handshake? The dawning realization that his days on the air are numbered.

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Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'