Woman almost reduces partner to tears with PS5 prank
Luke Coburn has been playing the same PlayStation 3 since he was 14 and with the release of the new PS5 this week, he has been yearning for a new one.
But with two small kids, he knew that he and partner Rebecca Redbourn couldn’t afford it right now.
So when Rebecca sent him a picture of the console box sat in his hallway, made to look like it was his Christmas present, he was almost reduced to tears.
The 23-year-old was so excited at the treat and immediately told his coworkers what his girlfriend had done – admitting he was ‘struggling’ to hold it together and had gone ‘all weird’ he was so overwhelmed.
But mum-of-two Rebecca, 21, was actually playing a prank, using a realistic Instagram filter.
Rebecca, from Pontyclun, Wales, said: ‘I didn’t think he would believe me. I expected him to click on straight away considering they haven’t been released yet, but when he fell for it I couldn’t help but play along.
‘I felt guilty afterwards. He’s still using the PS3 he had as a teenager and was really looking forward to an upgrade, bless him.’
In the conversation shared online, Rebecca told Luke: ‘Omg look what just got delivered. The box is huge!!! How am I supposed to hide that until Christmas?!
‘Omg!!! Ignore that. I was supposed to send that to Kathie [my sister].’
Luke replied: ‘You best be f***ing joking.’
Rebecca said: ‘I don’t even know what to say. I’m so sorry, it was supposed to be a surprise!! I can’t believe I sent it to you.’
Sending a second picture of what appeared to be the console, she then added: ‘I’ve put it behind the door in the spare bedroom, [you’re] not having it until Christmas mind!!’
Luke said: ‘Bec are you serious now I don’t know what to say I really don’t.
‘I can’t believe you sent it to me though, d***, I would [have] cried opening that aha but I’m still struggling to hold in my s*** now.
‘Where how and when and what the f*** I don’t know what to say.’
Rebecca said: ‘How would I have pictures of it [in] our house if I was joking, d***.’
Luke said: ‘I’ve gone all weird haha I love you so much aye I don’t deserve that though!
‘An[d] how the f*** do I stay away from it for a month and not just that how the f*** do I match that for you hahaha.’
Rebecca then said: ‘I can’t, I’m weak. I’m sorry. It’s a filter on Instagram!’
Luke then said: ‘Now don’t even speak to me you t*** I was thinking too [there’s] no way but it was so believable.
‘I don’t believe it why would I fall for that. I hope you feel guilty now.’
Rebecca shared the messages online and people loved the prank, with thousands of likes, shares and comments.
She said it was revenge for all the tricks he plays on her – although admits she did feel bad afterwards.
Rebecca said: ‘We will still have an amazing Christmas. Although, I don’t think Luke will be happy unwrapping a pair of socks rather than the PS5 he was expecting.
‘He’s such a wind up, we’ve been together almost four years now and he’s constantly playing pranks around the house.
‘Mainly jumping out on me and recording my reaction and using fake spiders to scare me. He also plays pranks on family members and friends.
‘Everyone who knows Luke knows how much he loves playing pranks. Now we’ve got two young boys, he gets them involved too. I am outnumbered.
‘Luke has already admitted that nothing he will do [to prank me] can top this but I know that won’t stop him. He will do everything to come up with something bigger and better.
‘We couldn’t believe [the reaction it got online]. It was put up for family and friends to have a little giggle, so we never expected it to blow up the way it has.’
Luke claims he was ‘gutted’ when he realised he wasn’t getting the PlayStation 5 – but hopes he might be able to save up and buy one in the future.
Luke, who was at his job as a civil engineer when he got the message, said: ‘I’m still a bit gutted about it. I’m starting to see the funny side, but obviously, she had me a good one.
‘I was a bit sceptical at first but then when she sent me a photo of it behind the bedroom door upstairs, that’s when I believed her even more.
‘She really had me going basically. I was telling everyone at work and showing them the picture of the Playstation 5 she got me. I was telling everyone about it and was properly excited.
‘I was gutted when she made that reveal. I still didn’t know if she was trying to cover her tracks or not and she had gotten me it, but then I looked on Instagram and saw it was a filter.
‘It all confirmed for me then and sunk in. I had to go and tell the boys that she had me a good one.
‘I’m definitely going to plan a good revenge, it’s just what. How do I top it?’
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