A giant hamster is roaming the streets of London to get the message out that car mechanics deal with much more than oil changes and tire rotations.
As part of a promotional campaign, Kwik Fit, a chain of repair shops in the U.K., surveyed its mechanics to find out what was the strangest thing they’ve discovered in customer cars. Among them was a pet hamster named Jaffa, who apparently snuck out of its cage during a trip home from the vet’s office. Kwik Fit technicians rescued Jaffa from the back of the car’s dashboard.
Still lolling at the #GiantHamster in Kensington today #Jaffamobile @kwikfit pic.twitter.com/C69Qz2UR8a
— MemoirsOfA MetroGirl (@MemoirsOfAMetro) May 26, 2016
Now, Jaffa has a gigantic, 12-foot replica dedicated to him. The giant hamster has been rolling around and gaining lots of attention in London, with crowds snapping plenty of social media-worthy content accompanied by hashtags like #gianthamster, #hamstermobile, and #jaffamobile.
Twitter user @penelopejones was just one of many Jaffa fans who tweeted, “I feel no shame in admitting I just left the office to take a photo of a giant hamster.”
— Penelope Jones (@penelopejones) May 26, 2016
The Kwik Fit technicians answered the survey with some truly strange discoveries. Among them was a live python that was apparently relaxing in the front passenger footwell, while a sex toy was discovered in the glove box where the mechanic had to access the key for a locking wheel nut. Other items include an engagement ring, dentures (left on the dashboard), and a headstone with the customer’s name. Check out the full list HERE and the video of Jaffa below.
Source: Kwik Fit
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