SAGINAW, Mich., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A Michigan student who hired a fake family to pose for his Christmas card pictures said he hopes the pictures going viral won't tip off his real relatives.
Josh Brassow, a student at Saginaw Valley State University, posted to the Saginaw's Big Yard Sale Facebook page seeking a fake family to take Christmas card photos that he would distribute to his relatives.
Brassow posted the resulting photo, which featured a heavily-tattooed wife dubbed Patty "Bone Crusher" Johnson and the fictional couple's children: Blade and Thor.
The student removed the post from his Facebook, explaining the photo had unexpectedly gone viral and he didn't want to ruin the surprise.
"Well, I didn't mean to, but I went viral. Photo has been seen almost 100,000 times in the last 8 hours. Yes its real. Yes its actually happening tomorrow. Good thing my family isn't on facebook, I would hate it if this prank got spoiled," he wrote.