Kicker – Kite-flying tyke

NICK EICHER, HOST: Alright, this is quite the sight of a tyke flying a kite.

Well, not exactly. You look at the video and it shows the opposite. It’s a kite flying a tyke.

And it’s a little scary.

You can hear the whipping of the wind on the cell-phone video and the crowd of people reacting.

Literally, a wind gust wrapped the tail of a kite around a three-year-old girl. Then lifted the child five stories into the air. Not even kidding.

You’ve got to see it. It’s on WORLD Watch this morning.

This happened near Taipei at a kite-flying festival.

The little girl is upright the whole way—feet dangling. She’s not flailing or anything, like she’s walking on air. Someone whipped out a cellphone and recorded five full seconds of the flight.

Then she plunges and several adults catch her and break the fall. 

She walks away with just a few minor cuts and a story to tell for the rest of her life.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


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