Brazilian woman and dead man at the bank in Bangu, Rio de Janeiro.

Brazilian Woman Wheeling Corpse Into Bank Video / Tio Paulo No Banco

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Brazilian Woman Wheeling Corpse Into Bank Video, also known as Tio Paulo No Banco, refers to a viral video in which a Brazilian woman took a dead body in a wheelchair to try to withdraw a R$17.000 ($3,200 USD) loan at a bank branch in Bangu, Rio de Janeiro. A bank employee recorded a video showing the woman constantly trying to keep the man's head straight, using her hand and talking to the supposed relative who was unresponsive. The woman was later arrested by local police and identified as Érika de Souza Vieira Nunes, claiming to be a relative of the dead man. The clip went viral on the internet in April 2024, sparking a widespread debate, several memes and parodies recreating the scene of the woman with the old man's body in the bank.


On April 16th, 2024, the Brazilian news website G1 shared on Instagram[1] a blurred video of a woman (later identified as Érika de Souza Vieira Nunes) taking a dead body in a wheelchair to try to take out a loan of R$17.000 (3,200 USD) at a bank branch in Bangu, Rio de Janeiro. In the video, a bank employee was suspicious of the woman's behavior and called the police. An ambulance went to the scene and found that the man, identified as 68-year-old Paulo Roberto Braga, had been dead for a few hours. The video (shown below) amassed 257,000 likes in a day.

"Uncle, are you listening? You need to sign. If you don't sign, there's no way. I can’t sign for you, I’ll do what I can do."

Érika de Souza was then arrested on the same day, saying that her routine was to take care of her weak uncle. The police are investigating whether she is related to him.[2]


The shocking moment quickly went viral on the internet as people shared jokes and their reactions after watching the video. For instance, on April 16th, 2024, X[3] user @gutof posted a picture of a man sleeping like a corpse paired with the caption "Uncle Paulo, you need to sign," which is a quote said by the woman in the viral video. The post (shown below, left) received more than 99,000 likes and 19,000 retweets in a day.

On April 17th, X[4] user @pitoreixco posted a Yassification version of the woman and the dead man's picture with the quote "the yassification of tio paulo," which garnered over 175 likes and 10 retweets in a few hours (shown below, right).

Guto F @gutof Follow tio paulo o senhor precisa assinar X 8:49 PM Apr 16, 2024 12:29 AM Apr 17, 2024 pitoreixco @pitoreixco Follow the yassification of tio paulo X SCHOOL i

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Dudu Guimarães X @Dudu Follow Eu tô morrendo que agora ao invés de "foi de arrasta pra cima" a gente fala "Foi de Tio Paulo" . 9:03 AM Apr 17, 2024 leo @sadnessblanco · Follow assina tio Paulo X 7:28 AM Apr 17, 2024

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