‘Let me out!’: Man gives family one last laugh at his own funeral


Shay Bradley made sure his wife had something to laugh about on the saddest day of her life... her husband's funeral.

DUBLIN, Ireland. – When it was time for a Dublin man’s funeral, he made sure his family had something to laugh about as they gathered to mourn their loved one.

Andrea Bradley explained in a Facebook post that it was her dad, Shay Bradley’s, dying wish to have a very particular audio recording played during his funeral. 

So as everyone stood by his grave, speakers placed nearby began to play bagpipe music…that is until Shay Bradley himself chimed in. 

“Hello? Hello! Let me out,” Shay Bradley exclaimed in the recording, while knocking is heard as if he had suddenly woke up in his casket. 

“Is that the priest I can hear? Let me out,” Shay Bradley added. At one point later on he even starts serenading the crowd at his funeral. 

Her dad’s final prank had many family members cracking up, which is part of what Shay Bradley hoped to accomplish, according to his daughter. 

Andrea Bradley explained in a message that this was her dad’s way of saying goodbye and to let everyone know the sadness should stop and they should be celebrating his life. But she said he also wanted to make sure that his wife could have a smile on her face as she left the cemetery. 

“They were childhood sweethearts, she was his world, and he wanted to make sure she would be laughing on the saddest day of her life,” Andrea Bradley said in a message.

Editor’s note: The follow video contains some adult language. 

My dad's dieing wish, always the pranksters, ya got them good Poppabear 😉 and gave us all a laugh just when we needed it!! I will love you forever 😘😘#shayslastlaugh

Posted by Andrea Bradley on Sunday, October 13, 2019

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