Hershey Replaces Student’s Stolen Kit Kat with 6,500 New Ones

A kid whose car was robbed went viral, and Hershey sent a nice thank-you gift

A college student whose Kit Kat bar was stolen from his car was sent 6,500 replacement bars from the company after his photo went viral. 

A college student at Kansas State University was annoyed when his car was broken into on campus, but relieved the culprit took only one Kit Kat bar. Now his loss has been repaid several thousand times over, because Hershey sent him enough Kit Kats to fill his car to the brim.

According to Today, Hunter Jobbins returned to his car on October 30 to find a note in his car.

“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 read.

Sure enough, Jobbins had left his car door unlocked, and someone stole his Kit-Kat.

At first he was annoyed, then he decided the note was kind of funny, so he posted it to Twitter, where people found his predicament hilarious. Jobbins’ note was liked more than 486,000 times and retweeted more than 184,000 times. Among those who took notice was the official Twitter account of Kit Kat, which responded, “Who steals someone’s Kit Kat?! WHO DOES THAT?! Shoot us a DM and we’ll replace it for you.”

Kit Kat sent a lot more than one replacement bar, too. Jobbins now has 6,500 Kit Kat bars, which are enough to fill his little car to the roof.


Jobbins drove around and handed them out on campus, but he said he made sure to keep enough to last him the rest of the year for himself.