When Kevin Christian showed up for work on his last day before retirement, looking at his colleagues for the last time was like looking in a mirror.
Christian’s colleagues at the Monterey County Probation Department in California surprised him by dressing up exactly like him, from wearing bald caps to donning his signature blue shirt and black vest. The prank went viral on TikTok.
Christian is seen in the video laughing, saying, “What is wrong with you people?”
“We planned our outfits weeks in advance and crossed our fingers he would wear what we thought he would wear on his last day,” Diana Manuel, one of Christian’s co-workers, told Storyful. “And success! We were right.”
Manuel said Christian is “like family” at the department, where he worked for nearly 30 years before retiring in late December.
While his colleagues delivered a humorous twist on their goodbye, Christian also got an official send-off that included a ceremony and a plaque thanking him for his service.