A 3-year-old boy in Taiyuan, northern China, got a little more than he bargained for during what should have been a harmless game of hide-and-seek with his mother. The unidentified boy hid in his mom’s washing machine, but when his legs got caught in the drum and he couldn’t get out, it was time for mom to call the fire department. When help arrived, and they couldn’t pry him out of the drum, officials took the machine apart and ended up sawing open the drum, while the toddler was still inside!
The video is a little harrowing at first, but the hour-long ordeal does, indeed, have a happy ending! (Much like the story that Modern Family‘s Julie Bowen told on Conan a couple weeks ago about finding her own three-year-old hiding in her dryer!)