Video – Man behind words written in skies above New Orleans says he’s on a mission

WDSU helped spread the positive message of the New Orleans skywriting by reporting that the man behind words written in skies above New Orleans says he’s on a mission. Read part of the report’s transcript below and click here to see the full video.

Eyes across the Crescent City were drawn skyward Wednesday as words like “love” and “hope” appeared in the sky. Images of a smiley face and words of respect were drawn as well.

The words were spelled out across the skies with the help of a skywriter painting the blue skies over New Orleans with reminders of the love that we should have for one another.

The endeavor was sponsored by Frank Scurlock, who was in Los Angeles. Scurlock is a native New Orleanian.

He said he is on a skywriting mission.

“Just to do good,” he said. “There’s a lot of goodness, and people tend to forget that. We want to remind people it’s better to be good.”

It’s a timely message.

Scurlock said the plan had been in the works for a while to debut ahead of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but then came the developments in Baltimore followed by this week’s fatal officer-involved shooting in New Orleans.