"Literally" can be used informally to emphasize or express strong feeling. His use was fine.
No. It wasn't fine. It's because of usages just like his that we now have that second definition of literally. I refuse to acknowledge recent dictionary updates that only serve to further ruin the English language. Because now, thanks to him and others who use 'literally' as hyperbole, we don't have a word for the original meaning of literally. Because now literally can mean literally or figuratively. It's bull, and you're weird for pointing that out 7 months later, especially considering someone else had already done it back when I first made the comment (I'll refer you to the previous page), and all the pertinent information regarding the viewpoints on both sides of the issue had been made clear.