Man gets stopped by airport security due to mystery gift his grandma told him not to open

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By Asiya Ali

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A man was stopped by airport security over a mystery Christmas present that his grandmother had specifically instructed him not to open.

TikToker and actor Brett Gaffney, from Kansas, revealed on the video-sharing platform that a surprise gift from his beloved Grandma almost got him arrested at the airport.

"I got stopped at the airport security, and you know what? It was because of this briefcase my grandma gave me as an early Christmas gift, and she said don’t open it until you get to California," he said.

"I was like, 'What is in the briefcase? It’s super heavy,'" the man continued, sharing that his grandma expressly told him not to open the present. "I was like, 'Grandma, I’m going to the airport, like I need to know'."

Watch the TikTok below:

Like the dutiful grandson he was, Gaffney followed her instructions which led him to a pretty awkward encounter when he was questioned by TSA as he placed his mystery briefcase on the X-ray conveyor belt.

"They asked me what was inside, and I said, 'I don’t know, I don’t know,'" he continued. "They said, 'What do you mean? You’re bringing a briefcase, and you don’t know what’s inside?'"

Security flagged the item, which prompted a TSA agent to give it a closer inspection by opening it up. They then informed the TikToker on what the secret present was: a vintage typewriter.

"Who am I, Tom Hanks?", he quipped, referencing the Academy Award winner's love for typewriters. "Am I going to go to the park and write a whole book with a typewriter?

"I almost didn’t get into the airport because of this typewriter," he added.

As of the time of writing, the clip has amassed over 567K views on the social media platform, with many users taking to the comment section to share jokes about the heartwarming yet scary situation.

One user said: "I feel like the words 'I don’t know, it’s a surprise' shouldn’t be uttered to TSA, let alone in one sitting."

Another commented: "Oh nah, I'm checking for sure. Grandma Escobar ain't getting me in trouble."

A third interjected: "The fact u listened and didn’t open it is so innocent lmao."

A fourth added: "Priceless story!! Love your Grandma! Now you are obligated to type not only your story but HER LIFE story as well. Enjoy!!"

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Gaffney's grandma gave him a typewriter as his Christmas present. Credit: Jeffrey Coolidge

Since getting home, Gaffney has been giving his followers regular updates on his typewriter, revealing that the device is an SCM Smith-Corona 250.

In a follow-up video posted on November 29, the Kansas native shared his progress with the machine, comparing it to a new toy and getting in touch with his inner child as a result.

"I got this new typewriter because I’m becoming an old man. And all I want to do is stay home and type on my typewriter," he said.

The following day (November 30), he posted a clip of him typing away, captioning the post: "I didn't think I’d use this, but here we are. It's so calming," and at the end of the week, he had finally bought the proper ribbon and paper to start his project.

Looks like Grandma's gift was worth the hassle with TSA!

Featured image credit: Simonkr / Getty

Man gets stopped by airport security due to mystery gift his grandma told him not to open

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

A man was stopped by airport security over a mystery Christmas present that his grandmother had specifically instructed him not to open.

TikToker and actor Brett Gaffney, from Kansas, revealed on the video-sharing platform that a surprise gift from his beloved Grandma almost got him arrested at the airport.

"I got stopped at the airport security, and you know what? It was because of this briefcase my grandma gave me as an early Christmas gift, and she said don’t open it until you get to California," he said.

"I was like, 'What is in the briefcase? It’s super heavy,'" the man continued, sharing that his grandma expressly told him not to open the present. "I was like, 'Grandma, I’m going to the airport, like I need to know'."

Watch the TikTok below:

Like the dutiful grandson he was, Gaffney followed her instructions which led him to a pretty awkward encounter when he was questioned by TSA as he placed his mystery briefcase on the X-ray conveyor belt.

"They asked me what was inside, and I said, 'I don’t know, I don’t know,'" he continued. "They said, 'What do you mean? You’re bringing a briefcase, and you don’t know what’s inside?'"

Security flagged the item, which prompted a TSA agent to give it a closer inspection by opening it up. They then informed the TikToker on what the secret present was: a vintage typewriter.

"Who am I, Tom Hanks?", he quipped, referencing the Academy Award winner's love for typewriters. "Am I going to go to the park and write a whole book with a typewriter?

"I almost didn’t get into the airport because of this typewriter," he added.

As of the time of writing, the clip has amassed over 567K views on the social media platform, with many users taking to the comment section to share jokes about the heartwarming yet scary situation.

One user said: "I feel like the words 'I don’t know, it’s a surprise' shouldn’t be uttered to TSA, let alone in one sitting."

Another commented: "Oh nah, I'm checking for sure. Grandma Escobar ain't getting me in trouble."

A third interjected: "The fact u listened and didn’t open it is so innocent lmao."

A fourth added: "Priceless story!! Love your Grandma! Now you are obligated to type not only your story but HER LIFE story as well. Enjoy!!"

wp-image-1263239428 size-full
Gaffney's grandma gave him a typewriter as his Christmas present. Credit: Jeffrey Coolidge

Since getting home, Gaffney has been giving his followers regular updates on his typewriter, revealing that the device is an SCM Smith-Corona 250.

In a follow-up video posted on November 29, the Kansas native shared his progress with the machine, comparing it to a new toy and getting in touch with his inner child as a result.

"I got this new typewriter because I’m becoming an old man. And all I want to do is stay home and type on my typewriter," he said.

The following day (November 30), he posted a clip of him typing away, captioning the post: "I didn't think I’d use this, but here we are. It's so calming," and at the end of the week, he had finally bought the proper ribbon and paper to start his project.

Looks like Grandma's gift was worth the hassle with TSA!

Featured image credit: Simonkr / Getty