Mormon YouTube star Stuart Edge loves a good prank—and he loves filming it even more. But these kinds of pranks aren’t your typical internet fare of people tripping or being spooked. These pranks are all about making someone’s day a little bit better.
Generally, Edge’s “victims” are caught off guard, but they always leave with a laugh, a smile, and in some cases, a kiss.
His first viral video pranked strangers to kiss under a sprig of portable mistletoe just before Christmas 2012. That video spurred his YouTube success and now has over 27 million views. Since then he’s done other kissing pranks, including a kissing prank for breast cancer awareness, a second and third mistletoe prank, and even a Spider-Man kissing prank.
But there’s one thing that sets Edge’s channel apart: service. In addition to humorous kissing videos, Edge films his interactions with others as he seeks to live his faith by serving everyone and anyone. He secretly films himself doing magic tricks to give money to the homeless or giving $100 tips to pizza delivery men; women of all ages glow with joy as they are handed flowers for Mother’s Day, and single girls blush as they are serenaded by Edge and his friends on Valentine’s Day. He even paid a girl who hit his car to thank her for her honesty in admitting it was her fault.
As he said in one video, “The main reason I do it is to hopefully inspire others to go out and do the same thing.”