Commuters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were distressed to see a particularly small vehicle moving with them on a busy overpass on Friday: An 8-year-old boy rode his tricycle in traffic, reported Brazilian news agency Globo. The boy pedaled down alongside the two lanes of cars, veering from side to side on his trike, and even raised his arm in victory as he rushed down. At one point, the boy rode his tricycle right in the middle of the lane in front of several cars. He moved after the drivers honked at him.
The boy later told Globo that he was not afraid and that he found his adventure quite "cool." He even said he may do it again and excitedly narrated the video aloud as reporters showed it to him. Upon further investigation, reporters found that the boy squatted in an abandoned mansion with his family and several other families. Social services is investigating his family situation.