After one of their friends dropped off the face of the earth when he got a girlfriend, a group of guys decided the only thing they could do was hold a funeral for him...since they felt like he died after getting into a relationship, according to Daily Mail.
The group of 50 mourners attended the mock funeral for their friend, 20-year-old Kieran Cable at his local pub in Treorchy, South Wales. When Kieran arrived to watch rugby, he was "flabbergasted" to discover that he was actually attending his wake and funeral.
His friends went all out for it too. They had a vicar, a handmade blue coffin with K.C. initials, hearse and an order of service with "personalized hymns" to celebrate his life. "None of us had seen him since [he started his relationship] and he wasn't replying to any of our group texts or mails. A couple of weeks ago we were all in the pub and we all started saying 'RIP Keiran'," Wake/funeral organizer Ben Sullivan told Daily Mail.
"So we decided if he wasn't going to come out with us and was going to pretend he was dead then we'd organize a funeral for him," he continued. Everyone who attended the mock funeral wore suits, except for friend Daniel Bundock, who dressed up in a vicar costume and carried out a "respectful and memorable service" with funeral music from the Vaccines, Oasis and The Jam.
"Keiran has had a tough 18 months trying to keep his friendship with his friends alive but sadly the wait is now over and has floated up to the gates of heaven," a leaflet that was passed out read. "What hurts the most is that we were starved of precious time to say out last goodbyes after his relationship status was changed from 'Single' to 'in a Relationship.' It is now time for us to finally say our last goodbyes by raising a glass for our friend Keiran."
Keiran actually thought the whole thing was hilarious – as did his girlfriend Jess Ferguson – and even got into the coffin for good measure. "As soon as I walked into the pub I was met by about 50 boys all suited up and cheering," he said. "I was in complete shock and didn't know what to do or say. My cheeks were aching from smiling so much. The boys made a massive effort and it was definitely a day to remember."
Meanwhile, Jess said, "'We love spending time with each other, but he knows that he can go out with his friends whenever he wants to."