This morning, my dad sent me this priceless
PR stunt story that won the internet over a few days ago. Imagine losing your ID while drunk and finding out that someone had done you the favor of booking a paid-first class flight (specifically, an Etihad First Class Apartment) to the Maldives on your behalf?
Thats exactly what happened to Twitter user @willarmstrong__ after a night of partying and losing his driver’s license in the process. A few days later, a detailed first-class itinerary (and an invoice of $6,947 arrives in the mail).
Naturally, the young man went into freak-out mode, before realizing it was all a nifty joke.
“George, we’re just kidding. We’ve found you’re driving license (enclosed) outside our shop and thought you might need it,”, read the note in the back of letter. His license was returned, and George paid a visit to Steve (the travel agent behind the whole prank) the next day for a fun photo opp together.
PR stunt or not, let us all appreciate a story with a happy ending and remind ourselves that having a sense of humor still is a great way to brighten a day.
On a related note, I recently came across this remarkable story of a returned license: