A video of a Pakistani-American dressed up as Aladin cruising through the streets of Chicago on a hover board as a magic carpet has gone viral on social media
Masood Khan made headlines after his video on video-sharing service Vine got over 36 million loops. In the Vine, the 22-year-old can be seen casually cruising through the streets of Chicago while dressed up as the Disney character and a rug draped over his hover board to create his own ‘magic carpet’.
“I woke up and decided to go out with my Aladin outfit for a day with my magic hover carpet board. I dressed up as Aladin and draped a rug over a hover board, creating my own ‘magic carpet.’ As any normal person would do, I floated around town, took the main roads to get to Walmart and then I got hungry so I took a trip to get some McDonalds,” he told the Saudi Gazette.
Masood admitted he was surprised to see the attention his video gathered just a few minutes after uploading it. Many social media users crowned Masood “The Real Winner of Halloween” with many praising him for his originality.
Further, the 22-year-old said he hopes to inspire other Muslims to do positive things using social media. In his own attempt to do so, he asked his social media followers to assist him in a global drive to collect winter coats for Syrian refugees. He also expressed his desire to visit Makkah and Madinah to perform Hajj and Umrah.
Regarding his son’s achievement, Masood’s father, Mohammed Adil Khan Qasmi, said, “I am very proud of my son. He has done a beautiful thing. Being viewed more than 34 million times in a few days… you couldn’t wish for that kind of attention. It was really a brilliant idea.