Have You Seen This? Tot traps himself on treadmill

By Martha Ostergar, Contributor | Posted - Dec. 14, 2019 at 1:58 p.m.

THE GYMBOREE — When you become a parent, the boundaries of time, physical space and cleanliness change overnight.

And it only gets worse when those sweet bundles of joy become toddlers. Want to have a hot meal, read a book, visit the bathroom privately? Nope. Want to watch a TV show with a target audience over 4 years old? Forget it.

And that’s just the changes that come with the average toddler. Some toddlers have even more energy and curiosity, which leads to a real fearlessness that often gets them into scrapes of their own making.

One such child is a boy named Samuel who recently had a viral moment on Twitter.

The scene: A 45-second bathroom break and an unguarded treadmill.

The star: A toddler who can just barely reach the start button.

The plot twist: A treadmill set to speeds for someone with longer legs.

In the clip, Samuel's mom finds him grasping at the treadmill’s bar, running as fast as his little legs can carry him. Of course, he’s panicked and crying, and the scene looks a bit scary at first. But when Samuel starts taking normal steps, the crying stops immediately. Then not even a beat passes before it looks like Samuel is reaching for the start button, eager to go on that ride again.

It’s classic precocious toddler, meaning he both delights and terrifies us.

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About the Author: Martha Ostergar

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about.

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