The video was so spectacular, in fact, that it has received more than 87 million views since it was uploaded in January 2015. And the idea itself was beautifully simple. Indeed, all it took to create the incredible prank was a significant amount of plastic balls and a wild imagination.
The beginning of the viral video shows the prankster sitting at home with one of his kids. He then calls his girlfriend on speaker phone and asks her when she is likely to be home. When she says, “Dinner time,” a glint appears in Atwood’s eye.
He tells his partner that he’s planning on “doing something with the kids” because he doesn’t want to sit around all day. Atwood’s girlfriend sounds pleased by this prospect, but just a matter of hours later, she would be astonished to see exactly what they’d been up to.