Your pants and undies may be safe watching this, but you will crap in your soul for sure.
(Reassuring spoiler: happy ending. Sorry about the spiritual poop mess part, though.)
In the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, giant Eagles play majestic animals that swoop in to the rescue. Um… yeah… this is not one of those eagles. Except for the giant part. And the swooping.
Do you know what about this that I actually love? GRASS!!! Bouncing around and blurry in the camera frame as the person videoing STOPS VIDEOING AND SPRINTS TO HELP!!! As soon as what was happening registered danger: ACTION!
When I come across a video of someone in danger or injured, there’s always a creepy hairs-standing-on-end feeling I get; I realize it’s still rolling, being videoed, and it’s like I’m trying to will the videographer forward, to DO something!
I’m also really glad that this person kept the video recording here though, so we could all see that wide-eyed “HeeeeeeyyywhattheheckwasTHAT!?!” look on those rosy cheeks. And begin breathing again.
(Random tangent: how awkward is the word “videoed” or “videoing”! Pat, can I sell a vowel?)
I sincerely apologize for any nightmares or newfound hatred for the song ♫ You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings ♫ that sharing this video may have caused. Rest assured the hate mail and scathing comments on social networks will be my ample punishment. At least think about how amazing it is that from now on this kid’s nickname can accurately and honestly be “Eagle Rider.”
Dear Eagle Rider,
Thank you for being okay. I hope you never fully understand how deeply we all thank you right now for just… being okay.
Our Facebook Page does not have a 6-7ft. wingspan. So it’s safe. Sort of.
Now for super funny happy picture time! Weeeeeeeee!