HTC Biker

Remember the Spanish biker HTC was trying to track down after he gave the phone maker's CEO a lift to an important meeting? Today the company has announced that they've tracked down their man — 53-year-old Barcelona resident Obdulio Herrera — who was found through his son following HTC's search late last week. Herrera escorted a traffic-jammed Peter Chou through the busy Barcelona streets on the first day of Mobile World Congress, but refused the money Chou was offering for the favor.

And his reward, now that he's been located? Herrera will be heading to London on March 25 as a guest of HTC to witness the launch of the new HTC One.

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Thats really great, you know he will get a phone too

He's getting the one peter Chou pulls out his pocket. Lol I wonder if this guy actually cares though.

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Adamsville says:

His son will probably take it off his hands if he doesnt want it.

I could see that happening.

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That just sounds so wrong.

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What kind of sorry state of affairs is going on at HTC corporate headquarters?

They can't even the the bloody CEO to a meeting on-time?

No wonder their financials are not that great.

Sure hope their engineers don't work the same way.

Adamsville says:

it was a traffic jam... jeez calm down Richard Yarell

droidman2177 says:

LOL.

jeddo45 says:

Plain and simple, that was funny period.

Nexus 5...enough said

Jonneh says:

Nobody beats the humor in your comment period enough said. Plain and simple.

Habiib says:

If you manage to get pubic lice while hanging off the edge of a skyscraper, I wouldn't feel any remorse for you if you held on and endured the torment and allowed them to feast in your pubs or let go to scratch your filthy crotch....based on this comment of yours.
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Damn bro a little intense

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Relax. Just hug your HTC device a little tighter. All trials will pass.

Habiib says:

Given the cold weather we've been having where I live, I'll hold off on hugging cold metal for now.

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brun019822 says:

I love pubs

Habiib says:

Hmmm maybe I took a wrong turn in attempting to write this as a form of humor?

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brun019822 says:

to be honest it was a little dark

Well we know you meant to say pubes, but i love pubs (bars) too.

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Habiib says:

Lmbo... I honestly can't blame auto-correct this time. Yes I meant the other one.

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The girls next door dress up like movie stars.
Mmmm.
I love this bar.

benurd says:

Need a Xanax, bro?

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eahinrichsen says:

Well, that escalated quickly.

I laughed, though.

Amir47 says:

I'm still laughing.

spock123 says:

Loool thats awesome

xlDeMoNiClx says:

Sounds like someone's a little butthurt.

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STiK says:

Comment of the year so far.

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glazedfaith says:

You appear to have accidentally the whole point.

Bwahahahaha says:

You appear to have forgotten a word in your sentence...

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makailey3111 says:

That is classy of HTC to do something like this.

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someguy01234 says:

They also managed to "track" some kid down and probably firing his parent, so it evens out.

Eclectech says:

Stop It. Just stop. lol

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alexlam24 says:

HTC is a very good company, its just a shame that their marketing team sucks...

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benurd says:

+1

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MarkSeven says:

+2

This is really sweet. Good to see someone's good deed appreciated for once.

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Jdane07 says:

Cute publicity stunt.

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eahinrichsen says:

I don't mind publicity stunts when they're at least doing genuinely nice things, anyway. They're doing a nice, classy thing here, and if they want to get some internet love for it, that's fine by me.

rudyy50 says:

Doesn't sound like the guy is into technology, but is simply a nice guy.
If it was me, I can't say I'd be interested in attending a trade show. Just regale me with new devices.

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benurd says:

He better get a phone too. And one for his son

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Good deeds hit back like a boomerang :D

i like to move it move it

eahinrichsen says:

Get this man a new scooter. That'd be awesome.

jackwagon06 says:

Good call, add some bluetooth headsets while on the new scooter!

David Horgan says:

Should of just asked the NSA. They would of found him in 2 seconds pooping on the toilet.

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+100000

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I literally lol'd at that one :')

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Jonneh says:

*Should HAVE just asked...
*They would HAVE found him...

Robb Nunya says:

I'll bet YOU'RE a scream at parties.

Bwahahahaha says:

I love to party, but that shit bugs the hell outta me too...

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zackmack7 says:

Ehhh just give me the retail value of the plane ticket, hotel stay, and admission into the conference

Robb Nunya says:

He didn't want money. Hospitality returned, on the other hand, is probably acceptable.

miknxn says:

Again, the dudes getting a One! Kudos!

njo¡!

IAmSixNine says:

I think its very classy of them to do that.
Maybe the guy is not necessarily rich enough to travel so the way i see it he is getting an all expense paid trip to an HTC event.. I also see it as good publicity but frankly i think it shows good character.

DavidJ726 says:

It's kinda cool to see someone putting out this much effort in order to extend gratitude to a guy who was just being a good Samaritan. I'm hoping (and choose to believe) that this is simply a show of good character vs a publicity stunt.

David...

jdbii says:

Dude is a class act.

dchawk81 says:

Crappy reward. IMHO. I'd rather receive nothing at all. And it's not a brand thing. I wouldn't want to attend the announcement of anything. I don't worship products or the companies that make them.

orlanka says:

C'mon now, the guy didn't even want any money to begin with. Now he's getting a free trip to London with a bunch of extra perks that will surely be wrapped up in it all. Will he have to go to some lame announcement where the hold the new One up like Simba? Sure, but I bet he'll have a chance to enjoy a lot of other things. At least give Chou some credit for showing gratitude to a complete stranger.

zizu101 says:

And it's something when you go to this type of conference for the first time, which is usually for press only.

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MarkSeven says:

Nobody asked u if u worship anything. This is about giving something back to a man who was nice to somebody. Go away.

Robb Nunya says:

Wish AC had a Like button... just for this comment.

Lane Jasper1 says:

Awesome. He'll get to live it up for a couple days in a nice hotel all paid and a free device or two. Good for him. :-)

MarkSeven says:

This is nice. I'm kinda jealous. lol

James H1 says:

He wouldn't take the money but accepts a trip? Sounds legit.