Waitress Receives Life-Changing Tips In Prank Video

If this were any more heartwarming, you'd get heartburn

If a prank has a positive effect on the prank-ee, is it still a prank? Break.com has put semantics aside with a hearty "yes," in a new video where they conspire with YouTube comedy duo SMOSH to give one waitress the best shift of her life.

Chelsea Roff is a struggling server at Los Angeles's Spring Street Smokehouse. She raised her younger sister, and spends her free time running a yoga therapy program for sufferers of eating disorders. The video finds her receiving a series of escalating tips from Break.com's accomplices.

First, a customer leaves her a $1,000 tip. Then another offers her two tickets to Hawaii.

Roff's muted reaction suggests she has at least some hint of what's going on (having a full camera crew in your workplace will do that); the effect of such pile-driving good fortune is like having the end of an Undercover Boss episode compressed into three minutes.

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The do-goodery continues as another customer, a clinical psychologist who just happens to be running a new yoga therapy program, asks Roff to come work for her. And another leaves her a set of keys with the receipt, just before a shiny new Nissan pulls up in front of the restaurant. A friend, serving as a kind of bonus prank, pops out to give Roff a hug.

"The work that she's doing now is impacting and saving lives," the friend says, we assume referring to the whole yoga thing, and not Roff serving people onion blossoms. "How could I not want to be a part of that?"

For her part, Roff seems genuinely moved by the end of the video, which is one of several "#PrankItFWD" clips devised by Break.com for April Fool's Day (others feature homeless people, friendly cops, and surprise Emma Watsons). For every 1,000 views, the site will donate $1 to non-profit DoSomething.org, so you can be certain that you're clicking for a good cause.

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in the early 90s .. My teamate & I while working in a fine dining place had a not-so-tight wad millionaire gave us a $5000cash tip /we split & gave me a fully restored 66 mustang convertable !! cash is gone but the cars outside...!! & before the 5k tip was a 1 & 2k..YES a once in a lifetime kida thing ! but it happened. !!

April 07 2014 at 12:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

a tight wad millionaire should outright buy her a car ,500 grand put into investments for her,and a nice reasonable house all paid in cash,now that's doing something good.

April 02 2014 at 8:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I would've cried if they all said Aprils fools!
Job...doesn't exist
Car....50 more payments and it's yours
Old friend....want's to collect on loan.

April 02 2014 at 1:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


April 01 2014 at 11:45 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Oh well that's the American way of life.....pay those taxes.......even when you get a gift.

April 01 2014 at 10:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is really horrible. PrankitFWD is a company with compensated employees where part of the proceeds go to the production cost. The waitress is a production cost and a tax deduction. Give her a house in the South of France and $1M a year. A stupid cheap car, a $1K in cash and a lousy vacation in Hawaii followed by a crappy, no future yoga gig are hardly a life changing deal. For the poor American populace, for the tabloid readers and the losers. Horrible scam. I feel sorry for her.

April 01 2014 at 10:42 PM Report abuse -6 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to munchenag's comment

You must be one lonely piece of a human being. Sounds like you need a pyche to help you get over those anxietys.

April 02 2014 at 4:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Most of us move up by small steps. This lady got a big boost on one of those steps. Kudos to the company, which has figured out how to do good with the resources it can find - not a bad example to follow.

April 02 2014 at 11:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You were right i had tears but they were happy tears :-)

April 01 2014 at 10:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

so funny the way she runs backwards lol

April 01 2014 at 8:56 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

you never see these type of stories happen to any men

April 01 2014 at 8:45 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to david's comment

Im assuming you are divorced or never married.

April 01 2014 at 10:23 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

But David, you have US! Stick with us, be nice and we'll share . . .

April 02 2014 at 2:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It may be nice that she received a new car. But don't forget that new vehicle may be taxable on her income tax next year. She may have to include the full retail value of the vehicle,may even have to pay gift taxes.

April 01 2014 at 8:00 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

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