Surrounded by family and holding the hand of her husband, who was her childhood sweetheart since she was just 16 years old, 69-year-old Phedre Fitton of South Africa knew the time has come to bid them the last goodbye.
But the cheerful woman also had other plans – and it was to prank her husband, Nigel.
Phedre had long battled with ****** but after 5 years, her body was giving up. Her spirit was still strong but her body was too weak.
As her family bid her goodbye, she gave specific instructions to her husband, telling him to water the plants in their bathroom. It was a rather strange last request but Nigel followed her instructions, watering the plants not just once but even twice a day.
Perhaps Phedre was too concerned that the plants would wither, Nigel thought, that’s why she made sure to put this among her last wishes. Day after day for 5 years, Nigel watered the plants. He was happy that the plants seemed to love the attention and never once did he see a dry leaf.
Little did he know this was but part of his late wife’s grand prank.
Five years after Phedre’s *****, it was time for Nigel to move into a retirement home. But he wanted to make sure to bring Phedre’s plants as he did promise to water them every day. While he had done that all those years, he didn’t want to break his promise.
But his kids woud discover something that made everyone laugh.
Antonia posted a photo of one of the plants on Twitter and wrote:
Before my mum passed away, she gave my dad strict instructions to water the plants in the bathroom. He’s been religiously watering them & keeping them alive.
They look so amazing he decided to take them to his new home, only to discover they are plastic! Can hear my mum chuckling.
Can you believe that old lady still managed to prank her husband on her ***** bed and that it took him years to find out about it? Ah! What a bittersweet moment…