Little Kid Jumps on Airport Luggage Carousel and Gets Tiny Glimpse into the Magical World of Luggage

Man, I very clearly remember wanting to do this exact thing as a kid. I think I even managed to ride the conveyer belt about five feet once before being yanked off by a livid parent. This adventurous toddler, though, managed to actually pull it off: he climbed onto the baggage conveyer belt and got taken all the way into the TSA bag check room at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He was rescued by quick-acting airport employees who immediately recognized the little nut as not luggage.

Everything was captured on security cameras, making a clip that will 100 percent be used by this kid when he’s in high school to pick up hotties from whatever gender he ends up being into. Here it is:

The kid, born in 2016 , did suffer a “severely swollen and bruised” right hand, but he was treated at a hospital, and I do hope he feels the injury was worth the adventure, since adventures like these are rarely achieved without some cost.

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The toddler got onto the luggage conveyer as his mother was printing out her boarding pass at a kiosk, darting for an unmanned ticket counter in front of the luggage belt.

As a child owner and operator, I do not for a moment feel this was a case of neglectful parenting. Toddlers around 3 or 4 or 5 have an almost preternatural ability to just disappear and bolt places even if your attention is on something else for a tiny amount of time.

It looks like he did try to climb out before descending down the deep, dark tunnel into the Airport’s secret catacombs, but a big suitcase prevented his escape.

I hope the little kook recovers from his injuries, and I hope he really appreciates that this was all caught on video, because as he grows up, he’s hopefully going to love that this exists.

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(via Boing-Boing!)

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