An artist just painted a huge Taco Bell hot sauce packet and no one noticed the Company’s president commented on Reddit.
One of the coolest things about Reddit is that when you create an account, you either get very anonymous or very famous.
This story actually happened a year ago, when Brian Niccol joined the community for an AMA session. An artist, soon after, with a username of “Insanimate,” posted a photo of his masterpiece, a 24″ x 28″ painting of a Taco Bell hot sauce packet for a friend. Unknowingly, he would get noticed by Taco Bell’s president himself.
“Just finished a 24″ x 48″ painting of a Taco Bell hot sauce packet for a friend. The message area uses dry erase paint so people can leave her little messages,” Insanimate posted.
The president of Taco Bell, with a the username, “RealTacoBell” then replied, “How can we buy one?” but this simple statement only received 12 points as of press time. And we’re writing this one year after.
So far, the post has garnered 200+ comments, but the sad buried comment of the president only got 2 replies from people who appreciated the notice.
This story is well-voted in Reddit now. It has 4161 upvotes and 453 comments. We tried looking for the RealTacoBell in the thread, but didn’t find it. Maybe it was a disappointing moment for him as well.
There were some who praised Niccol’s comment, albeit one year after. Orphan_Babies said, “RealTacoBell is the prime example of how companies should reddit. It’s not spam, it’s not annoyingly sales-y, it’s just legit conversation.”
“Taco bell overall is an awesome company. They’re always introducing new items and listening to the customers,” said Ax_of_kindness.
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