Seeking: Biker who Helped Peter Chou to Arrive on Time at Mobile World Congress

 

Update: Great news! We found the motorist!

Attention! Do you live in Barcelona or have been there recently? Do you drive a green motorcycle? Is it a Honda Scoopy with a yellow plate? Is your heart the size of a tropical pineapple, you just can’t fit in your chest? We need you to ask yourself these questions, because we are looking for an unknown motorcyclist who last Monday February the 24th made the biggest of favours to someone having a lot to do with us.

And this someone is no other than HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, who was travelling early in the morning from the hotel where he was staying to the Mobile World Congress where he had a meeting at Fira Barcelona. That morning, our executive took a cab, which should have dropped him off in just over 10 minutes.

But few know beyond the seas how the city of Barcelona can become during mayor trade fairs (and WMC is the largest of the season). So, suddenly, Peter Chou found himself immersed on a huge traffic jam that came between him and his important appointment for which he had travelled for almost 12.000 kilometres and which was now just a stone’s throw away.

Peter Chou realized this was definitely not the best day of his life (even though it had just started). Or maybe it was, because just at that precise moment, a timely motorcyclist passed by the cab, gaining meters over the trapped cars. Without thinking twice, Peter Chou told the cab driver to honk at the motorcyclist and he got out of the car and asked the biker to do him the enormous favour of taking him to Fira Barcelona.

The biker accepted willingly, and peeling their knees off zigzagging between the cars, they arrived at the right point of entry of the trade fair in barely 10 minutes. Not only that, the pal even left Peter Chou at the closest door possible to the meeting! – That, is what we call Spanish efficiency.

However, the man did not accept the money that Peter Chou was offering him for the favour. He rejected it; and pulling from the most typical Spanish humour and hospitality, urged Peter not to waste a second in gratitude and rush to his appointment, since for that reason had he dropped everything to help a stranger who, most likely, he would never see again.

But you never know, because moved by this man’s kindness, Peter Chou is now determined to find this anonymous biker and compensate him for his gesture. So, if you are the person who rescued HTC’s CEO from a traffic jam, or know the protagonist of this story, please contact us through our social networks – whether Facebook or Twitter- with the hashtag #HTCseeksBiker.

The information we have is that he is a good-looking man, 45-50 years old, riding a Green Honda Scoopy with a yellow plate. The adventure started at 8:24 in the morning, as Peter Chou stopped the motorcyclist and finished at 8:35 as they arrived to the exact entry of the fair. If you have any information that may lead us to him, you are already taking too long to contact us! Or if you prefer, you may send us an email to info@htc-one.es.

Peter Chou of HTC at MWC

Se busca al motorista bienaventurado que ayudó a Peter Chou a llegar a tiempo al MWC

Atención pregunta: ¿Vives o has estado en Barcelona últimamente? ¿Conduces una moto verde? ¿El modelo de la moto es una Honda Scoopy con la matrícula amarilla? ¿La usaste la mañana del lunes pasado? ¿Tienes un corazón como una piña tropical que no te cabe en el pecho de grande que es? Necesitamos que te hagas estas preguntas, porque estamos buscando a un motorista desconocido que el lunes 24 hizo un favor de los gordos a una persona que tiene mucho que ver con nosotros.

Se trata del CEO de HTC, Peter Chou, que a primera hora viajaba desde el hotel en el que se hospedaba hasta el MWC. Para llegar a una reunión en la Fira Barcelona, donde tiene lugar la cita tecnológica, el directivo tomó un taxi que, sin contratiempos, le hubiera dejado allí en poco más de diez minutos.

Pero poco conocen los de allende los mares cómo se pone la Ciudad Condal en los días de ferias mayores (y el MWC es la más grande de la temporada). Así que, de repente, Peter Chou se vio inmerso en un gran atasco que se interponía entre él y su importante cita, para la que había viajado casi 12.000 kilómetros y de la que apenas le separaban varios tiros de piedra.

Peter Chou decidió que no era su día (y eso que acababa de empezar). O sí. Porque fue en ese mismo instante cuando un oportuno motorista, como caído del cielo, pasó junto al taxi ganando metros sobre los coches parados. Sin pensárselo dos veces, Peter Chou indicó al taxista que pitara, salió del vehículo y le pidió el inmenso favor de que le llevara a Fira Barcelona.

El motorista aceptó encantado. Y tras dejarse peladas las pantorrillas zigzagueando entre los coches, tardaron apenas 10 minutos en llegar al lugar exacto de entrada: ¡y además el tío le dejó justo en la puerta que estaba más cerca de la reunión!

Sin embargo, el hombre no quiso aceptar el dinero que Peter Chou le ofreció por el favor. Lo rechazó; y tirando de esa gracia y esa hospitalidad tan nuestra, le instó a que no perdiera ni un segundo en agradecimientos y que se fuera pitando a su cita, que para eso había dejado de lado sus quehaceres por ayudar a un completo desconocido con el que, posiblemente, nunca volvería a cruzarse.

Aunque esta última afirmación es arriesgada, porque conmovido por su amabilidad, Peter Chou se ha propuesto encontrar al motorista anónimo para compensarle por su gesto. Así que si eres tú la persona que rescató de un atasco al CEO de HTC, o conoces al protagonista de esta historia, ponte en contacto con nosotros a través de nuestras redes sociales, tanto en Facebook como en Twitter con el hashtag#HTCseeksBiker.

Los datos de los que disponemos es que se trata de un apuesto varón de unos 45 a 50 años y que iba en una moto verde modelo Honda Scoopy con la matrícula amarilla. La aventura empezó a 8:24 h de la mañana, que es cuando Peter Chou paró al motorista, y terminó a las 8:35 h, con la llegada de ambos a la puerta exacta de entrada. Si tienes alguna pista sobre él ¡ya tardas en contactar con nosotros! Si prefieres puedes hacerlo a través de este mail: info@htc-one.es

  • TheTamuza

    What an awesome story! I hope that you find your Heroic Timely Cyclist…he definitely symbolizes the innovation and creative thinking that helps HTC whiz through the masses and move to the forefront with products like the One. Good luck!

  • BRENDAN FOSTER

    Very cool story. I hope the motorcyclist is found.

  • auricom

    In a Hurry That Chou fella, huh?

  • http://www.gotomanners.com/ Manners O

    Good deed of the day done! Every one counts no matter how small :)

  • http://animalismos.wordpress.com gzlolailo

    Peter Chou is making friends all over the world. Good for him and for the biker.

  • librtee_dot_com

    Win.

  • BB

    You meet the nicest people on a Honda!

  • XavierBarcelonaParis

    Nice story ! but it happened in Barcelona (CATALONIA) :
    “…That, is what we call” CATALAN “efficiency.”
    “…from the most typical” CATALAN “humour and hospitality…”
    Have a nice day !! :-)

  • Clive Rennison

    Sounds like a publicity stunt to me, htc’s ceo is so down to earth and in touch with the everyday man, yeah right

  • Carles BM

    This is the Catalan hospitality.

    • Alexandra

      Actually, he is from other country))) He is just a very good person. It was my husband.

      • Nick Sherrill

        That’s fantastic, Alexandra. We just need to him to send us an email verifying it. social_media@htc.com.

      • http://blog.htc.com/ Laura Kimball

        Just saw your note on Facebook about your husband, Alexandra. Thank you so much for coming forward, we’re excited to tell the rest of this story. :)

        • Alexandra

          he promised me to write an e-mail asap. I hope, he’ll do it today)))