Resurfaced Video of Deceased Man's Funeral Prank Goes Viral

A video that showed one deceased man's funeral prank has resurfaced online and left the internet in hysterics.

The video, which was recorded in 2019 at the funeral of Shay Bradley, was re-posted to Reddit's "Made Me Smile" forum on Tuesday by u/kenezmaa, who wrote: "Dead man gets [the] last laugh at his funeral with an unexpected prank."

So far, the post has amassed more than 28,000 upvotes and hundreds of comments from Redditors who praised Bradley's ability to keep his family laughing from beyond the grave, which suggests many understand that laughter is an essential part of the grieving process.

In the video, Bradley's friends and family are quietly gathered around his grave, when, all of a sudden, something strange happens.

"Hello? Hello?" a man's voice shouts. "Let me out!"

Upon hearing the voice, the crowd gasps in shock and stares down into Bradley's grave.

"It's f**king dark in here. Is that the priest I can hear?" the man's voice continued.

Of course, the voice belonged to none other than Bradley, who, according to his daughter Andrea via Thrillist, pre-recorded the message in the hopes that his family would play it at his funeral.

"This is Shay, I'm in the box," the recording continued. "No, in f**king front of you. I'm dead."

By the video's end, the crowd is fully engaged in a fit of laughter.

According to Marilyn Mendoza, Ph.D., humor is an important part of the grieving process.

"Humor buffers us from the negative effects of stress. It helps with pain and mental anguish and can make a serious situation less taxing as well as less threatening," Mendoza wrote for Psychology Today.

"When we are in the depths of despair over the loss of our loved one, it is hard to think that we will ever smile again let alone laugh. One of the tasks of grieving is to learn to laugh again," Mendoza continued.

"If humor is a part of living, [then] why should it not be a part of dying?" he said.

As previously stated, Redditors were delighted and inspired by the video.

"This guy is a legend, he knows that everyone will be sad to see him pass, so he's decided to leave them some laughs too. Probably was spreading smiles throughout his life, and wanted to spread some more after he'd gone," wrote u/PidgeonSabbatical.

"I want nothing but laughs at [my funeral]," said u/FluffyDiscipline.

Redditor u/BlueBloodLive added: "I've always thought that there's a time for laughter at funerals and make it more of a celebration rather than a mourning, things like this turn what is usually a very somber moment into something people will always remember, thus making your memory live even longer."

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A video that shows one deceased man’s funeral prank has resurfaced online and left the internet in hysterics. The video was originally recorded in 2019 but recently resurfaced on the Reddit "Made Me Smile" forum. davidford/istock