What was supposed to be a birthday surprise for a brother turned really awry after the planner got his sister-in-law pregnant during the process.
The man took to Reddit to share his experience on how the innocent prank succeeded in making him a father.
According to the unnamed poster, he had been kicked out of the flat he shared with his brother so he could spend some ‘quality time’ with his wife on his birthday.
As a cheeky gesture, the man decided to play what he thought was a harmless prank on his brother
He wrote: “We have a board in the kitchen where we pin stuff, so I left him a note that said happy birthday big bro, have fun and I also pinned a condom and a $50 bill to the board.
“As a joke, I put three thumbtacks through the condom. My brothers a smart dude, so I figured he would see the condom has three thumbtacks, laugh, and throw it away. I thought wrong.
“A little over a month later my parents are over and my brother makes an announcement.
“He tells us that he is moving to Buffalo to live with his wife, who is now pregnant.”
The man was scared because he knew his brother wasn’t planning on having children at that stage of his life, but he was fortunate enough that his brother just “laughed” and “wasn’t angry at all” when he opened up that it was the prank that caused the pregnancy.
He explains: “After finding out his wife was pregnant, he realized that deep down he really wanted a kid, and didn’t realize it.”
The story has garnered well over 1,100 comments barely three days after it was shared although some Reddit users are doubtful.
One funny user wrote: “Nobody is going to comment on how a grown man used a condom with three tacks thinking it would work… Alright, then.”