updated 07/09/2013 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/09/2013 AT 4:30 PM ET
Would you hug your boyfriend after he scared you half to death?
James Williams thought it would be funny to frighten his sleeping girlfriend awake – and he was right.
A YouTube video of the prank shows Williams using an animated puppet that resembles the ghost from the movie The Ring to scare his girlfriend into an animal-like screaming fit.
“I had to stop her running out the house,” Williams writes on his YouTube page.
Surprisingly, Williams’s girlfriend does not get angry with him, but instead gives him a hug after she recovers from her fright.
Maybe she didn’t realize he was behind the whole thing? In fact, writes Williams, “I spent quite a few weeks planning the prank.”