After the ride was over, Kempf returned the iPhone X to its rightful owner.
“He couldn’t believe it, he gave me a big hug,” he told New Zealand’s Stuff website. “The funniest reaction was when we had got off the rollercoaster and you go down to look at the photos and videos they take and half the people there seemed to be watching our screen and then everyone started cheering and clapping when it happened.”
Kempf shared the clip that was filmed by the coaster’s onboard camera to YouTube on Wednesday. By early Friday, it had garnered more than 1.6 million views.