Talk about a break! Kit Kat theft victim Hunter Jobbins opened up to Us Weekly Video about his viral candy robbery — and how the chocolate company made it up to him by filling his car with a whopping 6,500 Kit Kat bars. See what he had to say about the experience in the video above!
As previously reported, a thief broke into the 19-year-old Kansas State University student’s car to just steal a Kit Kat bar — leaving everything else untouched — and left a note explaining his decision to swipe the tasty snack in Manhattan, Kansas. Jobbins took to Twitter on Sunday, October 30, to share a photo of the note that the still-at-large candy culprit left him.
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
“Saw Kit-Kat in your cup holder. I love Kit Kats so I checked your door and it was unlocked,” the suspect scribbled on a napkin. “Did not take anything other than the Kit-Kat. I am sorry and hungry.”
Though he never got to indulge his craving, Jobbins doesn’t have any hard feelings toward the chocolate burglar.
“After reading the note, any anger that I had really just turned into laughter because somebody broke into my car and only took a Kit Kat,” he tells Us, “and then I just thought it was really funny how all that happened.”
The college freshman’s tweet about the incident went viral in only a matter of days. Since Halloween, his post has gone on to be retweeted more than 184,000 times and “liked” more than 487,000 times. Jobbins never expected that his tweet would receive so much attention.
“I just didn’t really expect anything like that to happen. I anticipated just a few friends saying, ‘Hey, you know that’s really funny that happened to you,’” he explains to Us. “But I never would have thought that so many people would have thought it’s as funny as it is.”
Naturally, the Hershey Company (parent company of Kit Kat) took notice of Jobbins’ story and reached out to him via Twitter, telling him that they were willing to “replace” his stolen candy bar — which turned out to be quite the understatement.
“Kit Kat had actually contacted me and they sent a rep down from D.C. to come and fill my car with Kit Kats — 6,500 to be exact, actually,” Jobbins tells Us of his sweet surprise. “They came to campus and I was passing out Kit Kats to students who came by and had heard the story. It was just a really great time to just meet everybody on campus and just pass out candy to everyone. It was just really fun.”
And Jobbins, who did not report the robbery to police, would like the candy criminal to know that he has nothing but love — and a whole lot of Kit Kats — for them.
“If the thief is watching this or has been keeping up with everything, I would love for you to just come and say hi to me because I’d love to give you a high-five or thank you,” he tells Us, “and give you as many Kit Kats as you want because this whole thing has turned into a really cool experience.”
Watch Jobbins tell Us his story in the video above.
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