He got the last laugh.
Loved ones at an Irish funeral for Defense Forces veteran Shay Bradley were shocked â€” then delighted â€” when they heard the voice of their late friend calling out from his coffin.
â€œHello, hello â€” let me out!,â€ they heard on Saturday at Bradleyâ€™s funeral in Kilmanagh, Leinster, as his casket was lowered into the ground.
The pre-recorded message continued, â€œWhere the fâ€‰-â€‰-â€‰k am I? Let me out, let me out. Itâ€™s fâ€‰-â€‰-â€‰king dark in here. Is that the priest I can hear? This is Shay, Iâ€™m in the box. No, in fâ€‰-â€‰-â€‰king front of you. Iâ€™m dead.â€
A video of the posthumous prank, posted to Twitter Sunday, shows mourners laughing and crying as Bradleyâ€™s voice began to sing, â€œHello again, hello. Hello, I just called to say goodbye.â€
The footage has gone viral with more than 500,000 views and over 16,000 likes.
Friends and family said the good-humored officer and father made the recording because he knew he was dying of a â€œlong illness bravely borneâ€ â€” and wanted â€œto make his family laugh rather than cry at the funeral.â€
Funeral in dublin yesterday he's alive pic.twitter.com/j18uFJ5aA4
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