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Kid Gets Stuck In Handrail, People Pose For Selfies Instead Of Helping

Written by Natalie Bogdanski
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2016 has seen some pretty ridiculous trends. Whether it's the mannequin trend or the finger challenge, this past year has shown us all that when a fad becomes a big hit, it’s the trendy thing to follow it. But what happens when a fad backfires or goes horribly wrong?

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There is supposedly another new (and yes, pretty ridiculous) trend spreading like wildfire all over the internet. This trend, called the ‘handrail challenge’, involves people posting videos or pictures of themselves attempting to squeeze through small holes in handrails or even in fences. Well, when a trend or a fad backfires, hilarity ensues.

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The kid looks like he's struggling quite a bit, but onlookers are clearly just eager to get a quick selfie before he gets free - if he ever does. This perfectly encompasses 2016 in one picture: the year of selfies and ridiculous social media trends.

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It’s not like the kid even looks like he could fit through that tiny handrail. Makes you wonder what was going through his mind at the time, if anything was at all. Is following the latest trend, no matter how stupid it makes you look, the cool thing to do these days?

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The kid looks like he's struggling quite a bit, but onlookers are clearly just eager to get a quick selfie before he gets free - if he ever does. This perfectly encompasses 2016 in one picture: the year of selfies and ridiculous social media trends.

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It’s not like the kid even looks like he could fit through that tiny handrail. Makes you wonder what was going through his mind at the time, if anything was at all. Is following the latest trend, no matter how stupid it makes you look, the cool thing to do these days?

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