Hershey Gives the Biggest of Breaks to Victim of Stolen Kit Kat
Kansas State University student Hunter Jobbins found himself the victim of auto burglary and, most tragically, Kit Kat theft on Sunday. A chocolate-craving criminal broke into the freshman's unlocked car, stole the candy bar from Jobbins' cup holder and left behind a handwritten apology on a napkin. The bizarre and random act prompted an immediate reaction and upload on Twitter, which – thanks to the power of social media – now has close to 500,000 likes.
Left my car for maybe 15 minutes in front of the dorms and I come back to this. College man pic.twitter.com/KlDx5BtXLX
— Hunter Jobbins (@jabbins) October 30, 2016
Luckily for Jobbins, the good folks at the Hershey Company caught wind of his viral post and responded immediately with "Who steals someone's Kit Kat?! WHO DOES THAT?! Shoot us a DM and we'll replace it for you."
Replace they did with a delivery of 6,500 bars.
Remember the story about the dude who had the KitKat stolen out of his car, and the a**hole robber left the note? Hershey HOOKED HIM UP! pic.twitter.com/bAek14szD4
— W O O D Y S H O W (@TheWoodyShow) November 4, 2016
Rather than stowing the candy and reveling in a lifetime supply of chocolate, Jobbins decided to pay it forward by handing out Kit Kats to fellow students. (Hats off to the marketing and PR teams at Hershey's).
— Hunter Jobbins (@jabbins) November 4, 2016
Revenge is certainly sweet, but the thief has yet to come forward. We'd advise Jobbins and authorities to look for the culprit at a nearby barn. That handwritten note is nothing but chicken scratch.