You would think that selling balloons is probably one of the safest occupations on the planet.
After all, balloons are light so they don’t really put so much stress on your muscles and joints. They’re also often gaily colored so it’s not really drab and boring to look at.
And what’s best of all, the market for balloons is often kids so when you see all those squeals of delight as their parent buys them the balloon they want is enough to really lift you up for the day.
Watch this determined man trying his best to not lose the goods.
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However, there are also unexpected occupational hazards that come with selling balloons and one of them is strong winds. The obvious danger is having those strong winds blow all your merchandise (and profits) away but if you’re determined not to lose the goods, then you also face the danger of getting carried away with the merchandise as well.
That’s exactly what almost happened to a Disney park balloon seller who almost became the real-life version of Up! when strong winds threatened to blow away the balloons he was selling and him along with them.
Balloon handler Brandon Myers was selling balloons on Main Street at Disney World, Florida, on September 15, 2019 when a strong gust suddenly hit.
Brandon wasn’t about to let go of his wares but he was in danger of getting carried along because of it.At one point, he even had to squat lower on the ground to get a lower center of gravity so that he could fight against the pull.
Erick Comellas was a pedestrian enjoying Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party when he noticed Brandon’s predicament and started recording.
Erick said: “For the many times I have been to the parks, I had never seen anything like it and knew I had to film this.
“It was typical Florida summer weather – hot, humid and clear skies.
“All of a sudden, a thunderstorm approaches and Brandon was caught outside.
“This went on for about 45 seconds before he quickly grabbed on to a fence and held on for a few minutes till the winds calmed down.
“The crowd surrounding him that watched it all, clapped and cheered him on.”
Later on, the two got in touch and even exchanged messages after Erick’s video went viral.
Erick said: “He is 19-years-old and truly enjoys working for Disney.
“He loves Marvel, LEGO toys and has a kind heart.
“I noticed in my comments, people are posting pictures they have taken with him in the past travels to Disney World, meaning people remember him and enjoyed his fun-loving personality.
“As he said in messages, he just wants others to see how hard his job is and make his parents proud.”