The uber-trending trick went off a treat in a cafe in San Luis Obispo, apparently “the happiest place in America”.

Some of the prankees even helped out the magician and brought back their friends and family for a sit on Ferguson’s fake cushions.

“A girl saw us doing it earlier and brought her brother and family back to set him up,”  the official Youtube poster Ucmagic wrote. “He was told, ‘You have to check out how comfortable this chair is!’ He even feels it before sitting down.”

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