If you're a Redditor, you might remember Shane Bennett's request for a free Galaxy S III from Samsung. Shane posted a polite comment on Samsung Canada's Facebook page asking for a free Galaxy S III. A longtime Samsung customer, Shane listed the Samsung products he already owned (and had purchased in the past) and asked for a free Galaxy S III as a reward for being so loyal to the company's brand. He also posted a picture of a dragon to go along with his request. The person running the Samsung Canada page responded that if they gave a free GSIII to everyone that asked, they'd have none left. However, as a gesture, they also included a picture of a kangaroo riding a unicycle.
The exchange was a hit on Reddit and eventually went viral. As a thank you for all the free publicity, Samsung sent its loyal customer free tickets to the GSIII launch. However, it seems the Samsung company decided to send him the phone he asked for, too. A new Reddit posting shows several photos of the phone Shane received from Samsung, which is actually a one-of-a-kind customized model featuring his dragon drawing from that first Facebook posting. Samsung included the following note with the phone:
As a token of our appreciation for the positive media you helped us attain earlier this spring, we'd like to thank you with this very cool one-of-a-kind Samsung Galaxy S III. This is the only customized Galaxy S III in Canada, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed the watching the story of the Dragon and the Kangaroo go viral.
Not only does the phone feature a special casing (front and back), it also came in a custom box and features a special dragon wallpaper.
We have a feeling Shane is going to be a Samsung customer for life.