This past Monday in Atlanta, 2-year-old Lorenzo Vega climbed onto the luggage belt at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and proceeded to go on a harrowing five-minute ride that resulted in a fractured hand. Lorenzo climbed onto the belt while his mother, Edith Vega, was printing out a boarding pass. Surveillance video shows the boy tumbling through multiple rooms and checkpoints before TSA workers noticed his presence and rushed to lift him off the belt and hug and console him. “The officers who work down there, almost all of them are parents,” TSA spokesperson Mark Howell told the AP on Thursday. “Their initial instinct was to get that kid back to the mom. They kicked into overdrive to try and get him upstairs.” For her part, Edith Vega told WSB-TV that she was "thankful he's alive."
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