It was just going to be 15 minutes.
Hunter Jobbins, a 19-year-old freshman at Kansas State University in Kansas, had to make a quick trip to his dorm Sunday to drop off some laundry. It was going to be fast. He left his Toyota Camry unlocked.
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
He returned to the car outside Haymaker Hall and found and something was missing. He checked through his car and everything seemed to be in place. Then it occured to him: the KitKat he had been saving was gone.
There was a note.
“Saw Kit-Kat in your cup holder. I love Kit-Kats so I checked your door and it was unlocked. Did not take anything other than the Kit-Kat. I am sorry and hungry,” the note, written in black ink on a napkin read.
Jobbins, now known as the “KitKat guy,” said he was angry at first but eventually found humor in the note. He told CJOnline.com that he thought some of his buddies would find it funny, too, so he posted a picture of the note on Twitter.
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
“I did it not expect anything,” Jobbins said. “After about an hour, I had 1,000 likes and 1,000 retweets. I said ‘This is crazy.’ I didn’t realize this was going to happen.”
By Friday morning, the photo was retweeted 180,000 times and liked by 480,000.
The report said that Hershey, the maker of KitKat, contacted Jobbins and sent him 6,500 KitKats. He put the candies in his car and offered them to fellow students.
His mother, although happy that only the candy was stolen, told him, “You know this is funny, but you should have locked your car.”