Funerals are usually gatherings of people sharing stories of reflection and sadness. But every once in a while, we get a change to blend tragedy with laughter that eases the sorrow.
Shay Bradley of Ireland recently passed away, but not before he was able to set up one last prank to his family. When his coffin was lowered and the bag pipes began playing, something unusual happened – an audio recording of his voice began playing.
“Hello? Hello,” starts Bradley’s voice to everyone’s astonishment. “Let me out, it’s dark in here!”
At first, people seem to be confused as to what is happening, but soon, laughter starts to take over
Pretty quickly the crowd’s tears turn to laughter as the recording mimics Bradley knocking on the wooden coffin.
The video was originally shared by Andrea Bradley who is the daughter of the late man, Shay Bradley. She uploaded the video to Facebook with the following message: “My dad’s dying wish, always the prankster, ya got them good Poppabear and gave us all a laugh just when we needed it!! I will love you forever #shayslastlaugh”.
“Shay was a prankster, always thought outside the box and wanted to leave his family laughing,” the man’s wife explained.
“He was a larger than life character and sadly missed by anyone who knew him,” she concluded.
Check out the entire video of the funeral recording below (make sure your sound is on):
Shay’s daughter Andrea explained that the message was recorded before Shay passed and was put out via a speaker on the ground. She said on Twitter: ‘He would love to know how many people he made laugh!!! He was an amazing character.’