A man wakes up from surgery and sees his wife for the ‘first time’

It was Jason Mortensen’s fifth surgery in six years. This time it was to repair some residual tears from a prior hernia surgery. Each time Mortensen’s wife has been by his side, waiting for him to wake from his anesthesia. After this surgery, though, she got a pleasant surprise.

“Did the doctor send you? Man, you are eye candy,” a confused Mortensen says while trying to munch on a cracker. “Whoa. You may be the prettiest woman I’ve ever seen. Are you a model? Who are you?”

“My name is Candice. I’m your wife,” she responds.

“You’re my wife? Holy shit.”

This insanely cute scene was caught on video and uploaded to YouTube, where it has collected more than 478,000 views thanks to a top post on Reddit’s r/videos forum. 

On both Reddit and YouTube, people questioned whether Mortensen was faking the whole scene. 

“PLOT TWIST: this women is actually a nurse and fucks around like this with all her patients,” ze_neckbeard commented on Reddit.

“[T]otally fake but awesome, he blew it when he called her ‘baby,’ then tried to cover it up, luckily she was too dumb to catch it,” disgruntled tail wagger added on YouTube

What do you think? Super-cute or super-fake? It’s already been a landmark day for too-good-to-be-true viral videos. Remember that twerking fail with the candles?

UPDATE: The man has been identified as an actor, and the video is likely fake. Jimmy Kimmel, is this your doing?

H/T Reddit | Photo by timsamoff/Flickr

Fernando Alfonso III

Fernando Alfonso III

Fernando Alfonso III served as an early Reddit and 4chan reporter and the Daily Dot’s first art director until 2016. He’s gone on to report at Lexington’s Herald-Leader and at the Houston Chronicle.