Mystery biker that helped HTC CEO arrive at MWC found, behold his reward


The mysterious biker, who saved HTC CEO Peter Chou from running late to an important meeting at the MWC, has been found. The lad is called Obdulio Herrera, a 53-year old Spanish motorcyclist. As you may recall, Peter Chou was stuck in a traffic jam and running late for an appointment, when Mr. Herrera showed up on his scooter and drove him to the Fira Barcelona expo center. The man refused to take any cash for the favor.

Moved by this kindness, Peter Chou was determined to find the man that helped him and somehow reward him. Thanks to the massive fuss, created in the press and in the social networks by HTC, some friends of Obdulio Herrera's son identified the hero of the story and contacted the Taiwanese manufacturer. After the company got in touch with the Spanish biker, even more details about the heart-warming story were revealed.

Apparently, Herrera did not ride a green scooter, as it was reported, but a plain white one. Also, he gave Peter Chou the helmet of his daughter, who he had just dropped off at school. The Spanish good-doer states that although he was “as punctual as a Swiss clock”, he drove carefully and obeyed all traffic laws.

Oh, and the prize? Well, many people suggested that the kind Spanish man should be given a brand new HTC One M8. However, this is not the case. Instead of being awarded with a new smartphone, Obdulio Herrera has been invited to attend HTC's event in London on March 25. As you might know, the Taiwanese manufacturer's flagship smartphone for 2014, the forenamed HTC One M8, will be unveiled at this event.

source: HTC

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29 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

An act of kindness, refreshing an much desired.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Nice ONE, Mr. Herrera!

15. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

I like that. +1

3. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

C'mon give him a participation in Iron Man 4 to act with Robert Downey Jr. and the The All New HTc One.

4. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

A good deed never goes unnoticed

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

he'll probably also be sent a new One.

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

He will get the New One at the event. Props to HTC and Peter Chou for trying to contact him.

6. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

All good things are instead of something in return

11. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

...........what?????

16. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

7. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

He will be awarded with the All new one at the event.

10. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I would hope so. A flight from Spain to NYC would be a pretty fun reward by itself. But you're right; there has to be a reason they're flying him there. Simply giving him an M8 would be cheaper than his round trip airfare and lodging.

17. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

You mean to London?

26. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

London or New York? Event is at both places. :)

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Huh. I assumed HTC was tracking him down so they could transform him into some sort of half-man, half-bike monstrosity to be used as Peter Chou's personal transport/chauffeur... Oh well.

9. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Hahaha!

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2360; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

That's all???? I would've left his azz in traffic..

19. simrob

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

And your part of the problem.....

22. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2360; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Why? I wouldn't pick up a stranger to begin with...go duck yourself loser :)

23. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I'm sure taxi drivers aren't picking up their relatives everyday...go slap yourself ignoramus :D

28. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Hahaha. You made me laugh in real life. :)

14. yadu004

Posts: 72; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Any other CEOs running Late? I have a scooter too .. LOL

29. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

So do we.

18. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Dinner would be much more appreciated.

20. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

seems like something straight from the movie. very nice act of kindness. Hope there are more people like him. Ready to help in time of need.

21. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Good karma!!! Hands down!!

24. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Would be fun though if he rejected the invitation

25. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

so let all of us prepare a scooter, then try to follow all the CEOs who will be going for meeting for the CES and MWC next year, and then when faced heavy traffic, we give them a lift....haha

27. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Instead do traffic jam during events and offer lifts. ;)

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