Samuel Kempf was riding a roller coaster in Spain when he saw an iPhone racing through the air. Smaller men might just have watched helplessly as the phone fell to the ground and was undoubtedly destroyed, but Kempf is not a smaller man. He jumped into action and, like a figure from a renaissance painting, reached out to save the iPhone from a fate that all smartphone users in the 21st century know all too well. Amazingly, the iPhone grave was all captured on video.
"Long story short, I got it," Kempf told a news station from his native New Zealand.
He made it and saved the unnamed phone dropper hundreds of dollars in replacement costs for his iPhone X. The roller coaster, called Shambhala in the theme park Port Aventura, reaches a top speed of 1
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"He was super surprised and happy at the same time," Kempf told 1 News. "He hugged me tight and said he would buy the on-ride video for me."
Kempf uploaded this video to YouTube, where mere mortals like us can watch this legendary act itself.
People in theme parks around the world love to record every second of their vacation on their various devices. But that can cause many people to drop their expensive gear when a roller coaster drives way too fast.
Be careful out there, people. Not every rollercoaster has a Samuel Kempf behind it. Phone-saving heroes are rare.
Just sit back and enjoy the ride. And maybe hang up the phone.