The April Idiot’s joke pop tart prank ends with a donation from the Tulsa Meals Financial institution
April Fools’ Day jokes usually end with laughter and threats to get better, but one in Tulsa led to charity.
It started with an ad on Craigslist, but ended with the victim choosing to turn the tables on their jokers and put food on the tables of those who really need it.
Clay Pattison said the calls started Friday morning with people asking if he was the guy with the pop tarts.
“Someone I didn’t know was asking about the free pop tarts. I said, “What pop tarts,” said Pattison.
An April Fool’s joke wrote on social media that he had plenty of extra pop tarts and was ready to pass them on to anyone who was hungry.
Pattison said, “Friends think it’s funny so I knew what it was right away and I said, ‘I’m so sorry but this is an April Fool’s joke. I don’t have pop tarts. ‘”
Then he got the call that changed everything.
A foster parent called and told how the children could use the food in their home.
“I actually had a foster parent who said, ‘I run a foster home, we could really use the food,’ and I thought, oh my god. I feel so bad because I don’t really have those pop tarts, ”he said. “Then I had to think that it was covered with snow. I thought you know what I can do something about it. So I bought a couple of pop tarts and decided to take them to the grocery bank. “
So far, none of his friends have got in touch and admitted to putting their phone number on Craigslist.
“I still have no idea who it was, my friends didn’t get in touch. But I’m asking them to either meet my donation or, preferably, to exceed it, or anyone really, it doesn’t have to be that friend, ”Pattison said. “I pulled a joke about myself and I turned it around and felt like I was one step ahead.”
A $ 1 donation to the grocery bank can purchase four meals for one person.
You can donate online, by post or at the Food Bank.