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.
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