It takes a skilled prankster to fool their own dad, especially since dads are often the ones who train their kids in the art of the joke. To properly prank your dad you need a hefty dose of experience, a dash of creativity, and if you’re lucky, the holy grail of practical jokes – an identical twin.
Muhammad Abdul-Aleem and his twin brother Musa hadn’t seen each other in nearly two years – Musa is a professional athlete who works far from his home town, but recently, the twins reunited. Muhammad and Musa’s dad was unaware Musa was back in town, so the twins crafted a hilarious plan to confuse the hell out of their loving father.
First time seeing my twin in almost 2 years : this is what happened 🤣🥰❤️ pic.twitter.com/osl0RrLvti
— HoopFinesse (@Hoopfinesse) April 24, 2021
In a video Muhammad shared on Twitter, we see the twins embrace before engaging in some light horseplay in the middle of a restaurant (as brothers do). After the touching reunion, the twins put their plan in motion. The two men swap clothes and glasses – Muhammad even hands his son over to his brother, fully committing to the ol’ twin switcheroo
Musa and Muhammad arrive at their dad’s house, and Musa approaches the door dressed convincingly as his brother. His dad happily but calmly greets him as he’d greet Muhammad, completely unaware that he was in the presence of the son he hadn’t seen in ages. To be fair, the brothers had the element of surprise on their side. We don’t blame their dad for being fully oblivious to the fact that he was being played like a mall piano. He didn’t know Musa was in town, and for nearly two years, it was the real Muhammad knocking on his door.
When Muhammad walks in dressed as Musa, their dad loses it in the most adorable, heartwarming way.
“Oh, Musa!” he exclaims, grinning and briefly frozen in amazement. Forget the fact that he was celebrating the wrong son, this dad is overflowing with a contagious excitement that tugs at our heartstrings. At one point, the twins’ dad stands open-mouthed, pointing from one son to the other. The real Musa bounces up and down behind him, reveling in the fact that their top-tier prank went off without a hitch.
With a touch of confusion and a plethora of enthusiasm, brothers and dad jump up and down as they’re overcome with laughter. Prank aside, this reunion is one of the best we’ve seen in a while. There’s nothing quite like a dad’s love for his kids, and even if he wasn’t entirely solid on which kid he was celebrating, his adoration was unmistakable.