A video of a toddler who climbed onto a luggage belt at Atlanta airport has gone viral, with the little boy shown scrambling over bags and suitcases.

Every parent knows how difficult travelling with a toddler can be, but one little boy has taken things up a level by climbing onto the luggage belt at Atlanta airport.

Video footage shows the toddler being taken around the belt before descending underneath the world’s busiest airport where staff were able to retrieve him.

A Wild Ride

Two-year-old Lorenzo sat down on the luggage belt while his mother was printing their boarding passes at a check-in machine. Just moments later, the little boy had disappeared through the rubber curtain and was desperately scrambling to avoid being taken into the screening machine.

The machine detected an abnormality and sent what was assumed to be a bag into a special room for further checks. After descending through the luggage chute into the security area, Lorenzo was retrieved by surprised staff who comforted the little boy and check him for injuries.

“The officers who work down there, almost all of them are parents,” spokesman Mark Howell told the ABC.

After a closer inspection of the little boy, it was found that he had suffered a fractured hand but was, thankfully, otherwise unharmed.

“I’m thankful he is alive,” his mother told a local television station. “That’s all that goes through my mind. I’m just grateful he is here.”

This story is yet another reminder of how a split second can change everything. Lorenzo is definitely one lucky little boy to be unharmed and has seen parts of the airport most people never even knew existed.

Has your child caused drama at the airport? Share your story in the comments.

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  • I know I shouldn’t laugh but that’s the type of things toddlers do. Albeit the child was hurt however it was a good lesson and outcome for both the child and the parent. Scary-yes but no harm done.

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  • Glad he’s ok. That would freak me out. Toddlers – can’t take your eyes off them for a second.

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  • This is so scary. This is why I always use child “leashes” when travelling. I know they look awful but they keep the child safe and by you when travelling.

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  • Would have been scary but luckily he wasn’t injured worse.

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  • Nope, my kid’s been good – till now. lol….

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  • No as I have never taken them one!

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  • No both of my children have never caused a drama in an airport they’ve been quite well behaved, but I saw that and it was scary as, he was very lucky the child was lucky they didn’t get hurt at all.

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  • Hope his hand heals well poor mite

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  • I was always terrified one of my kids would manage to do something like this.

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  • Gee what a ride I bet he’ll think twice before doing that again. Mum must have been frantic seeing him disappear like that. No idea how I managed to wrangle 4 boys 6 and under must have had good luck on my side.

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  • Wow – what an adventure. Must have been so terrifying for the parents when they realised he was missing. So glad he wasn’t hurt.

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  • Kids are just so quick. Sounds like he needs a harness on in very busy places.

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  • A fractured hand is pretty bad but it could have been worse. Amazing how quickly someone can get into trouble.

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  • Thank God he’s ok, something worse then a fractures hand could have happened.


    • Sure could have been much worse – a fracture will heal and no doubt it will be a family story spoken about at gatherings in years to come!

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  • A scary trip for the little one – thank goodness he is okay, his mother would have been beside herself!

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