United Airlines says 20 children who were stuck at Denver's airport while traveling alone this week got priority on the first flights out of the airport yesterday.
Among them was 9-year-old Cole Churchill, who flew into Omaha last night to meet his father and stepmother.
After landing in Denver on Wednesday, he wandered off after getting of the plane and was found within about two hours at a food court.
The airline wasn't able to get him on another flight out of Denver before the snowstorm hit so he ended up being stranded with nearly five-thousand holiday travelers at the airport.
Cole and the other children spent time hanging out in the airline's playroom and sleeping in separate boys' and girls' rooms at the airport.
That led to comparisons with the new movie "Unaccompanied Minors" which is about a group of kids stranded at a snowed-in airport during the holidays.