Cleveland housekeeper given home she was hired to clean

Posted at 3:51 PM, Nov 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-24 10:29:26-05

A hardworking housekeeper from Cleveland got the surprise of her life last week when she was given the house she was supposed to clean.

Cara Simmons is a single mother of three who has devoted all of her time to her job and family.  She has been in and out of the hospital for exhaustion multiple times.

The folks at Pranking It Forward set up an elaborate ruse that brought Simmons to a Cleveland house that had already been cleaned. She was then treated to a full gourmet meal and given clothing by the make-believe homeowner before the final prank was unveiled.

Since the video was posted on YouTube on Nov. 17, it has gotten more than 2.7 million views.

Watch the video below. Warning: You'll probably need a hanky or two before it's over.