Improv Everywhere, the New York City-based "prank collective," describes its mission as "[causing] scenes of chaos and joy in public places." They're probably best known for staging the annual No Pants Subway Ride, in which thousands of people board trains in their underwear. But their latest "prank" involves no chaos at all, just joy.
For Improv Everywhere's latest public spectacle, its agents recruited a 13-member handbell choir to "provided some unexpected accompaniment for a Salvation Army bell ringer on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan." Take a look at the video after the jump.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40qHb9uFpRI&feature=player_embeddedWatching the expression on the actual bell ringer's face during the slow build of the chorus of "Joy to the World" is truly heartwarming. After the event was over, he told the mission's creator Jason Eppink-who happens to be GOOD 100 honoree and who, at the time of the mission, was posing as an unwitting passer-by-what the curious experience meant to him: