Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz brought his own golden escalator with him to a historic meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but his grand entrance quickly became anything but when the escalator broke as he was descending.

But the moment turned quite entertaining when he spent nearly 30 seconds standing in the same spot.

People were worried, not sure if he’d make it.

Others offered up a nifty life hack for the situation (which he would eventually use).

Others made jokes at the escalator’s expense.

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Zuri Davis is a media writer for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @RiEleDavis.
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