A grandfather of eight got the last laugh on his loved ones as part of an elaborate prank – which saw him wake up at his OWN FUNERAL.
Shay Bradley, from Dublin, in Ireland, has gone viral from beyond the grave after footage of his final journey in a graveyard began was circulated.
Mourners gather around the grandad’s coffin – only to be left speechless when they heard knocking from inside.
Bagpipe music soundtracking the service suddenly stopped – and a man can be heard saying “hello”.
He is heard knocking on what sounds like the inside of the coffin, reports Dublin Live .
Shocked family and friends are filmed looking around in disbelief as Shay begins to roar “let me out” from a pre-recorded message being played through a speaker.
Their tears soon turn to laughter when Shay can be heard saying “it’s dark in here”.
Shay continues: “Let me out. I can hear you! Is that the priest I can hear? I’m in the box, can you hear that?”
Shay finishes the prank by serenading the crowd shortly before the video ends.
His daughter, Andrea posted the video on Facebook saying: “My dad’s dying wish, always the pranksters, you got them good Poppabear and gave us all a laugh just when we needed it!! I will love you forever #shayslastlaugh.”
She added on Twitter : “It was his dying wish that we played this at his funeral. What a man, to make us all laugh when we were incredibly sad. He was some man for one man. Love you forever Poppabear.”
He is survived by his loving wife Anne and children Jonathan, Susanne, James and Andrea, along with eight children.