The heart-warming stunt was organised by YouTube prankster the Magic of Rahat, who has built a reputation on freaking out his unsuspecting victims.
But on this occasion, he decided to do some good by setting up the fake lottery win to make the man’s day, giving him the $1,000 to keep for real.
The video has divided opinion, with one viewer commenting: ‘Aw this made me cry, it’s so beautiful :)’
Another added: ‘What makes you think you are entitled to manipulate his reaction?’
Watch video below:
Culled from METRO.