A person has spoken of his devastation after falling sufferer to a “cruel” prank throughout a latest gathering along with his girlfriend’s household.
Sharing on Reddit, the American man stated he celebrated his birthday along with his associate’s family members as a result of she was out of city for work.
The 27-year-old man stated he was excited to open his girlfriend’s present, which her household had been minding.
But little did he know that his girlfriend’s sister had swapped out her present and changed it with a constructive pregnancy test as a prank.
But whereas she thought the boyfriend would “freak out” over the faux present, he was actually extremely completely happy when he noticed the test and began crying tears of pleasure.
Having already misplaced one daughter quickly after she was born, the boyfriend believed his child dream had lastly come true.
But his happiness quickly got here crashing down when it was revealed the entire saga had been a lie.
In his put up, the person shared his anger and devastation.
“My girlfriend is out of the state for work so I haven’t seen her in over a month,” he stated.
“My birthday was actually also on Father’s Day (in the US). Her family invited me over to do a celebration of both.
“Since she wasn’t going to be there in person, my girlfriend sent her gift meant for me to her family by FedEx so that I am not tempted to open it myself and do it in front of her and family .
“Her sister decided to prank me by getting me something else, acting like it’s the one sent by my girlfriend.
“So on the actual day I was over, she gave me a small box. In it was a positive pregnancy test.
“Given that it’s Father’s Day and all, she wanted the prank to be that theme and also she wanted to ‘freak me out’.
“I had the opposite reaction actually. I was so so happy, crying even. I’ve always wanted kids.”
The man went on to disclose how the “cruel” prank introduced again painful reminiscences.
“Unfortunately my ex (before I met my current girlfriend) and I had our daughter premature and she didn’t make it,” he stated.
“So finding out I was gonna be a dad again was very emotional for me.
“My girlfriend was on Zoom, she was trying to calm me down because she’s definitely not pregnant.
‘Hurt and embarrassed’
“When her sister revealed it was a prank, ohhh I was p**ed off, hurt and embarrassed. Yes, it was a prank but for a second I thought we were having a baby and now that’s gone.”
The man stated he stormed out after he realised how he’d been deceived.
“My girlfriend was talking s*** to her sister for being so insensitive (her family had been told before about my daughter),” he stated.
“I was pretty overwhelmed so I got up and just left.
“Her sister kept calling me to come back, she didn’t think I would react like that.
“I’ve been ignoring her sister ever since and my girlfriend says her parents are mad at me for overreacting because her sister felt so guilt she went to cry in her room.
“She’s completely on my side over this but her brothers and mom are pretty mad that I rudely left over something that was meant to be a harmless prank.”
Thousands of Reddit users sympathised with the person over the “malicious” prank.
“I am terribly sorry for your loss. This ‘prank’ is in bad taste either way and she should have known better,” stated one.
“Let her feel bad for it. She doesn’t get to dictate when or if you are going to accept her apology.
“Especially considering your backstory, this was nothing but cruel and definitely not a prank. I got my fingers crossed that one day however, you will get the family you wish for!”
Said one other: “This really doesn’t seem like a harmless prank at all; it seems really malicious.”
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