NEW YORK (CNN) -- It's already embarrassing enough just to trip. It's even worse to trip and get caught on camera. But there's a happy ending to this story of the subway step that tripped up countless New Yorkers, and became a YouTube sensation.
It's hard not to stare when everyone's tripping on the subway stairs, or more precisely, on one particular step.
This is filmmaker Dean Peterson's subway stop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. He videoed all of these other people tripping because he kept tripping on that one step that was slightly higher than the others. He says, "And I know that it's there but that doesn't stop me from tripping."
And it definitely didn't stop him from editing together and putting to music a montage of trippers. 17 of them shot over a total of about an hour. There's even a guy carrying a kid. Peterson says, "I felt bad videotaping some of the people, luckily nobody got hurt."
But they did get famous after Dean posted his montage. Next thing you know the video was on a trip of its own around the world on the internet.
Let's all laugh at people tripping on stairs was the headline out of Australia. But you know who wasn't laughing? The Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The day after the video went viral, repair guys were pacing the steps. Commuters were happy to see them.
This can't be what the mta means when they say have a nice trip.