FLIGHT PLAN: A cheeky dad was behind this amusing trick
When returning from a work trip, Barbara Nielsen never expected to receive a reception like this.
The Oklahoma mum was surprised to see her son Damien holding up a sign for her at the airport.
Due to the hilarious message written on the placard, a snap of the young boy soon swept the web.
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Barbaras husband decided to play a prank on his unsuspecting wife.
Knowing that Damien was excited for his mum to return home, he encouraged him to hold up a celebratory sign.
To everyones amusement, the son clutched onto a placard at the airport that read: “Welcome home from prison mom.”
After feeling mortified for a few seconds, the parent was able to see the funny side of the joke.
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A snap of Damien quickly went viral, racking up more than 136,000 shares and 79,000 likes in a matter of days.
Thousands of commenters admitted that they laughed out loud at the photo.
One Facebook user said: “This is gold look at the sons face – so innocent and happy to have his mama home.”
A second wrote: “Hahaha. I cant stop laughing.”
Some even admitted that they were tempted to try out the prank for themselves.
One commenter tagged their sibling in the post, commenting: “We need to do this to mum and dad next time they travel.”
Another admitted: “Next time my boyfriend goes away for a trip, Im going to do this.”