Today weather presenter Steven Jacobs has that loving feeling for Wagga after he ticked an item off his bucket list.
But as he entered the danger zone he was still firmly grounded by the real reason for his visit to the city.
Jacobs tail surfed into Wagga during the week in the back of a C130 Hercules and lived out fantasies he developed from watching movies.
“It’s one of the great moments I’ve had on the Today Show,” he said.
“It’s experiences like that that you only ever see in the movies.”
As soon as he touched down at the RAAF base, he was down to business to promote the Wagga White Ribbon Ball on Friday night.
“Being on the Today Show and listening to the news every day, I’m aware of the problem,” he said.
“Just to see how passionate the armed services are in Wagga, particularly with White Ribbon, it’s inspiring.”
Jacobs said it was an honour to mingle with men and women he said were leading the way on raising awareness about domestic violence.
“This, for me, is what this job is all about,” he said.
Jacobs reported live on air on Thursday morning from RAAF Base Wagga and was able to watch recruits abseil down the water tank.
Jacobs will be in Deniliquin next week for another charity event.