Found: Biker who Helped Peter Chou Dodge Traffic & Arrive at Mobile World Congress

 

There are times that the impossible may come to fruition with the help of others. Thanks to the collaboration of thousands of people, we have been able to find the motorist who helped HTC’s CEO to arrive on time at Mobile World Congress (MWC). His name is Obdulio Herrera, he is 53 years-old and, indeed, he is all heart.

He was the one who saved Peter Chou from a traffic jam and brought him right to the doorstep of his mobile phone conference; the one who lent Mr.Chou his daughter’s helmet from under his seat and refused to be compensated for his action. Now, Peter Chou wants to properly thank him for his gesture by inviting him to witness the company’s most important event of the year, which will take place on March 25th in London, thus becoming part of the HTC family in a very special event for us.

But, you may wonder, how could this needle be found in such a huge haystack? Well, thanks to the mobilization generated in the press and social networks following our search request, a cry that sprang from our blog to the media.

We were without any leads until one of Obdulio’s son’s friends recognized the protagonist of our story and wrote us an email with details about the biker we searched for. “We have him!” echoed in HTC offices, as we hurried to check the veracity of the information. And Obdulio gave so much precise data that he helped us to draw the story in all its dimensions.

For example, we came to know that Obdulio had just dropped his daughter at school (which is why he had a second helmet) and was off to work; also that it had been the driver who stopped him, following Peter Chou’s indications at Plaza de España, Barcelona. We also learned that the motorbike was not green but as white as a sheet; and that he drove normally, at an unhurried, yet steady pace, to arrive as punctual as a Swiss clock at the exact spot where his passenger had to be taken. After that, he unconcernedly told the story to his family, and so did his son to his friend, who finally advised HTC, realizing that Obdulio was who we were looking for.

And what does Obdulio think about this snowball that has collapsed his phone? According to him, life is full of little moments where we should all help each other without expecting anything in return or asking the other one who he or she is. It is something he has learned from working with hearing-impaired people; something that reaffirms his conviction that whenever someone has trouble communicating, we must do our best to improve their lives, even if it is just for a few minutes.

Obdulio, thank you for what you did! We will see you in London on the 25th of March!

Obdulio Herrera gave HTC CEO, Peter Chou, a ride to MWC #HTCseeksBiker

La gente puede ser maravillosa: encontrado el motorista que llevó a Peter Chou al MWC

Existen ocasiones en que los imposibles pueden hacerse realidad con la ayuda de los demás. Porque gracias a la colaboración desinteresada de miles de personas hemos encontrado al motorista que ayudó al CEO de HTC a llegar a tiempo al MWC. Se llama Obdulio Herrera, tiene 53 años, y efectivamente, tiene un corazón que no le cabe en el pecho.

Él fue quién sacó a Peter Chou de un atasco para ponerle a las puertas del congreso internacional de telefonía; el que le prestó el casco de su hija que llevaba bajo el asiento; y el que rechazó ser compensado por su acto. Ahora Peter Chou quiere agradecerle debidamente su gesto y que disfrute en primera persona del evento más importante del año para la compañía, que será el 25 de marzo en Londres, pasando así a formar parte de la familia HTC en una cita muy especial para nosotros.

Pero, os preguntaréis, ¿cómo logró aparecer esta aguja en semejante pajar? Pues gracias a la movilización que se formó en prensa y redes sociales con nuestra petición de búsqueda, un grito que saltó desde nuestro blog a los medios se hicieron eco de ella.

Hasta que un amigo de uno de sus hijos, al que el chico le había contado la aventura, reconoció al protagonista y nos escribió un correo indicando el nombre y número del interesado. “¡Lo tenemos!” retumbó en las oficinas de HTC, mientras se apresuraban a comprobar la veracidad de la información. Y Obdulio dio tantos datos y tan precisos que nos ha ayudado a dibujar la historia en toda su verdadera dimensión.

Por ejemplo, que Obdulio venía de dejar a su hija en el colegio (por eso tenía un segundo casco) e iba a trabajar; que fue el conductor el que le paró por indicaciones de Peter Chou a la altura de Plaza de España; que ¡la moto no era verde sino blanca como el caballo de Santiago!; o que hizo una conducción normal, sin prisa pero sin pausa, para llegar como un reloj al punto exacto donde su pasajero debía ser llevado. Luego contó la anécdota a su familia como si nada; y de su hijo saltó a su amigo (también como como si nada), que fue quien avisó a HTC al darse cuenta que lo estaban buscando.

¿Y qué piensa Obdulio, un ciudadano de a pié, de esta bola de nieve? Pues que la vida está llena de pequeños momentos donde todos deberíamos ayudarnos sin esperar nada a cambio y sin preguntar quién eres. Es algo que ha aprendido de su trabajo con personas con deficiencia auditivas y que le reafirma en la convicción de que, cuando alguien tiene problemas para comunicarse, debemos poner todos nuestros medios para mejorar su vida, aunque sólo sea durante unos minutos.

Obdulio, ¡gracias por lo que hiciste!

  • dalex7777

    What an awesome story! Another reason to love HTC: it is a company that really has heart and went out of their way to honor a person for being kind.

    We need more actions like this in the world.

  • bel57

    Standing ovation on march 25th. for Obdulio! What a great man!

  • Sandra Monteiro

    What an amazing story! It’s great to heat this stories of people who help others expecting nothing in return being recognized and rewarded.
    Thank you for being who you are Obdulio!

  • auricom

    Life is full of great little moments for Clive Davis. I’m picking up strangers from now on!

  • Ahmad Abdel-Aziz

    A true hero, thank you Obdulio :)

  • brion james

    There is human kindness left after all, I think he is an amazing man.
    This offering from HTC is a nice gesture, and might even be a once in a lifetime event for him to remember.
    Great story, great ending.

  • http://lunniey.com lunniey

    I love what he say – “life is full of little moments where we should all help each other without expecting anything in return” :’)

  • Guest

    “We also learned that the motorbike was not green but as white as a sheet” a true hero has a green motorbike. Don’t tell me that Peter Chou has problems with the perception of colours. It will be interesting to watch how the “hero” will act a part telling the story of his “good deed”.

  • Anson Chang

    Just like Power to give! Superb!!

  • Ijas Rahman

    Thanks Obdulio Herrera for your help. You are definitely the hero ! Kudos to HTC for passing out the invitation to the HTC Event in London.