Kit Kat Theft Victim Receives Whopping 6,500 Bars in Compensation
And you thought you made out like a bandit this Halloween.
This is the story of Kansas State freshman Hunter Jobbins, who inexplicably had one Kit Kat bar stolen from his car only to see it turn into a viral movement that ended with Hershey, which makes the treat, filling his car with 6,500 of the bars.
It all began last week when Jobbins tweeted out a picture of a note the thief left in his car:
In case you can't read it, the note says, "Saw Kit Kat in your cup holder. I love Kit Kats so I checked your door and it was unlocked. Did not take anything other than the Kit Kat. I am sorry and hungry."
“I was a little angry at first that someone took my Kit Kat,” Jobbins said. "Then I read the note and figured it was too funny to be mad about," so he took to Twitter to share the story. The twittersphere felt for Jobbins to the tune of 480,000 likes and 180,000 retweets, eventually catching the eye of Kit Kat itself.
Kit Kat was true to its word: on Thursday, Jobbins' car contained 6,500 Kit Kat bars. The 19-year-old handed them out to whoever wanted them.
"When we heard about what happened to Hunter, we felt his pain,” a Kit Kat spokeswoman said. “That being said, we also deeply appreciate the ‘Kit-Napper’s’ sincerity in owning up to his craving -- we can empathize...sometimes you just need a break."
Jobbins, meanwhile, has no ill will toward the thief with the sweet tooth who started this whole matter. "I'd love to just give him a hug for doing all this for me because it turned out to be really cool," said Jobbins.
It's like they say: when life throws you a lemon, make a candy bar.