It’s April Fools day and the Internet is one big prank. There’s one viral prank, however, that isn’t a joke.
IAYB friend and past collaborator, Chelsea Roff, experienced her “best shift ever” when she was the unsuspecting recipient of a “prank it forward” gag on Break.com. A series of hidden cameras caught Chelsea unguarded as she received a number of awesome tips during her shift at the BBQ restaurant where she works.
First, there was the $1,000 cash. Then the trip to Hawaii, her dream job teaching yoga in an eating disorder program, a new car and a reunion with her first yoga teacher.
The video has become a YouTube sensation, tallying up more than 500,000 views in less than 24 hours. It also got Buzzfed and featured on other media outlets. Chelsea also connected with the people of the Internet on a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).
Chelsea is a yoga teacher and writer (as well as a waitress, obv) who has survived an eating disorder. She recently founded a non-profit organization, Eat Breathe Thrive, which “aims to prevent and help individuals fully recover from disordered eating and negative body image, by offering evidence-based programs that integrate yoga, mindfulness and community support.” Since having the courage to share her story, the world has bestowed many wonderful things upon Chelsea and this positive prank is just the latest.
Let’s hope she enjoys her trip to Hawaii, rocks her new job and drives her car in style!