HTC tracks down biker who helped CEO to MWC on time

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. Posted via Android Central App
  • His son will probably take it off his hands if he doesnt want it.
  • I could see that happening. Posted via Android Central App
  • That just sounds so wrong. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.
  • it was a traffic jam... jeez calm down Richard Yarell
  • LOL.
  • Plain and simple, that was funny period. Nexus 5...enough said
  • Nobody beats the humor in your comment period enough said. Plain and simple.
  • 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 Posted via Android Central App
  • Relax. Just hug your HTC device a little tighter. All trials will pass.
  • Given the cold weather we've been having where I live, I'll hold off on hugging cold metal for now. Posted via Android Central App
  • I love pubs
  • Hmmm maybe I took a wrong turn in attempting to write this as a form of humor? Posted via Android Central App
  • to be honest it was a little dark
  • Well we know you meant to say pubes, but i love pubs (bars) too. Posted via Android Central App
  • Lmbo... I honestly can't blame auto-correct this time. Yes I meant the other one. Posted via Android Central App
  • The girls next door dress up like movie stars.
    I love this bar.
  • Need a Xanax, bro? Posted via my oldie but goodie Nexii 4 using the Android Central App
  • Well, that escalated quickly. I laughed, though.
  • I'm still laughing.
  • Loool thats awesome
  • Sounds like someone's a little butthurt. Posted via Android Central App
  • Comment of the year so far. Posted via Android Central App
  • You appear to have accidentally the whole point.
  • You appear to have forgotten a word in your sentence... Posted via Android Central App
  • That is classy of HTC to do something like this. Posted via Android Central App
  • They also managed to "track" some kid down and probably firing his parent, so it evens out.
  • Stop It. Just stop. lol :: Posted via The One ::
  • HTC is a very good company, its just a shame that their marketing team sucks... Posted via Android Central App
  • +1 Posted via my oldie but goodie Nexii 4 using the Android Central App
  • +2
  • This is really sweet. Good to see someone's good deed appreciated for once. Posted via Android Central App
  • Cute publicity stunt. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.
  • 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. Posted with my HTC One GPe via Android Central App
  • He better get a phone too. And one for his son Posted via my oldie but goodie Nexii 4 using the Android Central App
  • Good deeds hit back like a boomerang :D i like to move it move it
  • Get this man a new scooter. That'd be awesome.
  • Good call, add some bluetooth headsets while on the new scooter!
  • Should of just asked the NSA. They would of found him in 2 seconds pooping on the toilet. Posted via Android Central App
  • +100000 Posted via Android Central App
  • I literally lol'd at that one :') Posted via Android Central App
  • *Should HAVE just asked...
    *They would HAVE found him...
  • I'll bet YOU'RE a scream at parties.
  • I love to party, but that shit bugs the hell outta me too... Posted via Android Central App
  • Ehhh just give me the retail value of the plane ticket, hotel stay, and admission into the conference
  • He didn't want money. Hospitality returned, on the other hand, is probably acceptable.
  • Again, the dudes getting a One! Kudos! njo¡!
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Dude is a class act.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • And it's something when you go to this type of conference for the first time, which is usually for press only. Posted via Android Central App
  • Nobody asked u if u worship anything. This is about giving something back to a man who was nice to somebody. Go away.
  • Wish AC had a Like button... just for this comment.
  • 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. :-)
  • This is nice. I'm kinda jealous. lol
  • He wouldn't take the money but accepts a trip? Sounds legit.