They proved their point.
As Keiran started to spend more and more time with Jess, and less time with his friends, his friends felt as if he had died. They started saying "RIP Keiran" and other things as if he was recently departed.
His friend Ben Sullivan told WalesOnline, "Keiran has been in a relationship for a few months and it felt like he had died, because none of us had seen him since then and he wasn't replying to any of our group emails or texts."
Keiran's friends decided that if he wasn't going to go out with them, they were going to pretend he was dead and organize a funeral for him — like you do, I guess.
The funeral was a group effort, though Shaun Bundy not only organized most of it, he spent two days making a casket. Daniel Bundock played the role of the vicar [minister] and read from the old testament, and Matthew Lewis wrote a song especially in Keiran's memory. The funeral dress was traditional black ties and suits.
Luckily, the guys were able to borrow a hearse for the funeral because there's no way a casket is going to fit in a compact car. There was even a memorial leaflet for those attending the funeral.
But one thing was clear: they couldn't have a fake funeral without the not-deceased Keiran, so about 50 of his closest friends told him they were going to watch the Rugby World Cup, and everyone knows that's something you do with your mates.
"He had no idea what was going on," Sullivan explained. "He thought he was coming out to watch the rugby, but he came out the back of the pub and we were all waiting. It was so hard to keep it a secret."
Although Keiran was shocked at first, he got in on the fun of his own mock funeral.
The funeral procession went from pub to pub, and even the roads were completely closed off. Sullivan described the whole event as "epic." Not everyone gets to attend their own funeral or do a pub crawl with mourners.
All photos: Elite Daily/Keiran Cable
The story of Keiran's fake funeral has gone viral and even MTV tweeted that they thought the story was hilarious. Keiran told Elite Daily, "I've had hundreds of friend requests. I've had people coming on to me asking can they take my picture to show their friends they've met me. It's like one big dream. It's amazing."
Keiran and Jess are still going strong, but he makes sure to hang out with his friends, too.
Throwing a fake funeral seems like an awful lot of work and kind of a heavy-handed way to make a point, but if that's what you want to do, go for it.