Once-arrested Russian American prankster gives 1,000 turkey sandwiches to the homeless, no strings attached.


Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (Виталий Здоровецкий; born March 8, 1992), better known by his YouTube username VitalyzdTv, is a Russian American YouTuber. He is known for his public prank videos, which he uploads to his YouTube account.

Zdorovetskiy was born in Murmansk, Russia on March 8, 1992, and moved to Odessa, Ukraine shortly after, where he was raised.

He has several memorable prank hits since starting his career as a YouTube prankster. In 2012, Zdorovetskiy received his first significant success, with the video “Miami Zombie Attack Prank!” Inspired by the cannibal attack of a homeless man in Miami in May 2012, Zdorovetskiy dressed up as a zombie and traveled to some of the poorest neighborhoods in Miami to scare random bystanders. On July 16, 2012, Vitaly and cameraman Jonathan Vanegas filmed the “Russian Hitman Prank”. As part of the prank, Zdorovetskiy approached a Boca Raton man and informed him they had 60 seconds to get away from a briefcase he had placed on the ground. On July 13, 2014, Zdorovetskiy ran onto the pitch during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final in Brazil between Germany and Argentina with “Natural Born Prankster” written across his torso and attempted to kiss German defender Benedikt Höwedes

As of 7 December 2014, his videos have garnered around 860 million views, while his channel has over 7.6 million subscribers. Check out some of his popular prank videos on the link below:

Despite all the mischief, Vitaly uploaded a special thanksgiving video for the community. This time, there were no pranks, no tricks, just pure honesty – he gave back 1,000 turkey sandwiches for the homeless in downtown Los Angeles.

“Skid Row contains one of the largest homeless population in the United States,” stated in his thanksgiving video.

As of 8 December 2014, the video gained more than 3,9 million views. Check out the video below to see how Vitaly gives back to his community as a way to express his gratitude for thanksgiving.

References: YouTube, Wikipedia


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