When a creative YouTuber longed for a tropical getaway he couldn't afford, he manifested one in a hilarious video.
Now, he's going places after the video became a viral sensation with over 652K likes on Twitter.
Anthony Bustamante, a.k.a. @aanthonyy07 on Twitter, filmed himself in front of a green screen which he later filled with images of his "journey" and destinations never reached.
The background frantically switched from a bustling airport to the empty airplane cabin he had all to himself and various locales all around Hawaii.
What really sells his mock-trip chronicle is his infectious charisma and epic personality that is too big for the screen.
He posted the video on Twitter instead of YouTube and wrote:
"I can't afford a trip to Hawaii so I created one."
There is no end to his boundless imagination and over-the-top whimsy.
Watch the video below and see how long you can go without cracking a smile.
I can’t afford a trip to Hawaii so I created one 🌺 https://t.co/nsSvlTT2G4— ant-honey (@ant-honey)1563506288.0
Highlights include him filling in as a voguing stewardess, knocking one back by an exotic pool and recoiling from touching lava cascading down rocky terrain.
But perhaps the most memorable scene is him invoking his short-lived sensual side on the beach only to have the waves crash over him and simultaneously crushing his dreams of becoming a supermodel.
@aanthonyy07 Oscar worthy https://t.co/VllO1B7PtE— alex☁️ (@alex☁️)1563544786.0
In another vignette, he superimposes himself into a scene from Lilo and Stitch, which is appropriate given the song choice of "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" from said movie accompanying the clip.
@aanthonyy07 😭😭 https://t.co/PT6QdKH5we— 🏹 uzma (@🏹 uzma)1563531346.0
@uzmaaumairah_ @aanthonyy07 He met lilo and stich.. I wanna go to Hawaii 😂— Wayfarer (@Wayfarer)1563582378.0
Those with ambitious vacation plans that are on a tight budget gravitated towards the fake trip video and shared their favorite observations.
@aanthonyy07 I love youuuuuuuuu omgggggg 😂😭😂😂😂 I really needed this laugh. Live it up, I love it!— XsariX♔🇬🇭 (@XsariX♔🇬🇭)1563510730.0
@aanthonyy07 WHEN he started THROWING THEM HIPS BACK I LOST IT SKDKSKDKKWK @alyssadutt https://t.co/TTbCRr0Svd— Rach (@Rach)1563514086.0
Lmfaoooo the fact that there ain’t nothing in that suit case is killing me https://t.co/71Xoz52atW— catmommy (@catmommy)1563525245.0
I died when touch the lava 💀 https://t.co/ahRnciVA3W— EL OH EL (@EL OH EL)1563546706.0
Someone book this guy a trip so he can make a real vacation video.
@aanthonyy07 @HawaiianAir hook this guy up with a trip 😅🤣🙏🏼🌺☀️✈️— Maritza (@Maritza)1563517893.0
@aanthonyy07 We love it! Here's hoping you get to the islands for real sometime soon! 🌺 🌴 🌈— HAWAI'I Magazine (@HAWAI'I Magazine)1563914061.0
Apparently, travel fare aggregator, Kayak, was paying attention and this happened.
@aanthonyy07 *searches flights from LA to Hawaii* $513 round trip? Yeah, we can cover that for you.— KAYAK (@KAYAK)1563556533.0
@KAYAK Wait what!?!?🤭🤭— ant-honey (@ant-honey)1563556674.0
@aanthonyy07 You read that right. DM us and we'll sort out the details.— KAYAK (@KAYAK)1563556708.0
People were not envious at all.
In fact, they rejoiced on his good fortune and demanded updates.
@KAYAK @aanthonyy07 OMG! Now we all want to see the real trip version video 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼— бавч (@бавч)1563557002.0
@clarkewrkorange @ArnelSumalabe @amaryxx16 @biebs_selina @blessedandcrazy @KAYAK @aanthonyy07 Kayak just won 2019 with this answer 👏🏻— Brian (@Brian)1563579997.0
Sometimes when you're broke, it pays to be a dork.
How far will you go to reach paradise?
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