He responded with the familiar rhetorical, "What's going on?"
Terrorism. Russia and the Ukraine. Syria — and the Middle East in general. Ebola has likely spread to Nigeria, just as an insurgency is heating up there.
Seems like as good a time as any to be thankful or grateful for, well, anything right?
That said, I could have viewed this scene as ironic. (Perhaps picturing video footage of carpet bombings in Viet Nam to accompany Louis' voice.)