A man recently discovered his deceased wife was a jokester right until the end. Nigel Fitton’s wife, Phedre Fitton passed away in 2013, but shortly before she died she asked Nigel to keep watering the plants in the bathroom of their South Africa home.
He dutifully carried out Phedre’s wishes for several years, until recently, when he was packing up to move into a retirement home. That’s when his daughter, Antonia Nicol, pointed out to him that the plants he had faithfully watered for years were in fact, made of plastic!
Antonia, a firefighter from London, shared her late mother’s last laugh on Twitter and wrote, “Before my mum passed away, she gave my dad strict instructions to water the plants in the bathroom. He’s been religiously watering them & keeping them alive. They look so amazing he decided to take them to his new home, only to discover they are plastic! Can hear my mum chuckling.”
She later tweeted that her mother was “an absolute legend” with a “cheeky sense of humour.” Her dad loved the story so much, he reenacted watering the ferns.
— Antonia Nicol (@Flaminhaystack) January 17, 2018
She later told the Huffington Post that she and her father shared a hearty laugh over the prank and have been delighted with people’s response to her tweets.
“It would have tickled her so much to know that he’s actually done it,” she said of her mum. “It’s also inspired people to open about the loss of their own loved ones,” she added. “In times of awful news, it’s been really lovely to talk about something really sweet.”