A cleaning lady from Cleveland, Ohio, got the surprise of her life, forcing her to put down her mop and pick up a glass of champagne instead.

Cara Simmons, a single mother of three, has been working as a maid to support herself and her family. She never took a day off or went on vacation.

Therefore, this routine caused Cara to be hospitalized more than once. The stress also gave her stomach ulcers while she still had trouble paying rent.

Cara recently received a surprise visit from Prank It Forward-a show that makes it possible for good people to receive lovely experiences.

As soon as Cara was sent to a house by her employer, Maid Bright, to help prepare for a large party, she was greeted by a woman who introduced herself as Madeline Blue. She explained that, although all the cleaning was done, there was still plenty for Cara to do.

So, Cara tested and screen the food that would be served. Amazingly, here, she met the world-renowned chef—Manny Slomovits—who would prepare an extravagant six-course meal for the event.

He asked Cara what her favorite food was. She told him spaghetti because that’s her children’s favorite. It was clear that she always put their happiness before her own.

But Cara was shocked when he presented her with a gourmet lobster dish priced at $500-$600. He also gave her taste an array of gold and white truffle-covered dishes as well as many chocolate desserts.

Madeline then asked Cara to answer the door. When she did, she found some men with massage tables for the reflexology station at the party. Madeline asked if Cara would allow them to give her a massage? While it was unusual, Cara was happy to oblige.

“I think it’s my birthday,” she joked as the therapists worked their magic and she also was secretly filmed.

Later, Madeline took Cara upstairs to a bedroom and told her to take anything she wanted. But Cara was shocked when she saw all the items were in her size and the style she preferred.

The surprise happened again when the doorbell rang with a delivery man with a large box.

Somehow, Cara’s own belongings were in that box! She starts to realize that something is suspect. She’d never even been to this house before so why were her own belongings sent to the house? And why was she being treated so nicely?

The delivery man, who was actually Prank it Forward host Greg Benson, told Cara the boxes belonged to the owner of the house. Confused, Cara tried to explain that she didn’t own the house. Therefore, she was asked to step outside to clear up the confusion.

When Greg opened up the back of his delivery truck, Cara’s children, sister, and niece all jumped out to surprise her.

At this time, the big secret had been revealed. The house Cara had spent the day getting pampered and spoiled in had been restored and paid for. It was their new family home!

“I was in shock and stunned and crying,” Cara said. “I had no idea what was going on. It was the most amazing prank.”

But the surprises didn’t stop there.

Cara was also treated to an all-inclusive trip to the Riviera Maya in Mexico to see the pyramids with her sister. 

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