The Internet is a cruel place where everything, like everything, is fair game for jokes and mockery. Zaira Salazar Medina learned this the hard way when she asked the Internet to help her find her stolen truck with a badly drawn picture. But the Internet’s lack of chill actually ended up helping her…
It all started when Zaira Salazar Medina made this plea via social media to track down her stolen pickup.
Credit: @carosanf / Twitter
Translation: “Yesterday, at the Hector Espino market, someone stole a 1991 Nissan pick up with the plate number VB52780. The car is grey with a black roof. If you see it, please call me 6622214393. I don’t have photos but I have this drawing.”
Silly her for thinking that the Internet would sympathize and help her in a time of need.
It didn’t take long for the Internet to act as only the Internet can… with jokes.
— Comedy Posts (@comedy_posts12) December 10, 2015
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Translation: “I think I saw it on the moon.”
Soon everyone with a social media account and access to photo editing started to “spot” the truck everywhere.
— Gerardo Manuel (@gerardomfgmx) December 10, 2015
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Translation: “Zaira, I can’t see the plates from here but I think this is your truck.”
Pues yo vi que la camioneta de Zaira Salazar se la llevaron los ovnis pic.twitter.com/PrNaHheohQ
— ✯☮Memo Hernandez☮✯ (@memoadrian1972) December 11, 2015
Credit: @memoadrian_1972 / Twitter
Translation: “Well, I saw Zaira Salazar’s truck. It was taken by aliens.”
The truck had some great times, like when it delivered a bed full of pizza.
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It even became an emoji!
Credit: @FabianCrundall / Twitter
Don’t lie. You’d totally use that emoji.
Then, because the image became so viral, someone actually recognized it and reported it.
— Pri Tpr (@pritpr) December 10, 2015
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Translation: “THEY FOUND IT!!!!!!!!”
The truck was eventually returned to Zaira Salazar.
Everyone following the story was like:
Who would have ever guessed a crude drawing posted to Facebook would actually lead to the truck being recovered and returned?
And the world discovered that the truck DID look like the drawing.
Credit: @carosanf / Twitter / @elimaprcial / Twitter
Seems like Salazar has a hidden talent, no?
But that’s not the end of the story.
After her story and picture went viral, Chevrolet Monclova of Mexico had a special contest just for Zaira Salazar.
¡Al fin la encontramos! Ahora ayúdala a estrenar una S10 2016.
Si esta publicación llega a 1 millón de likes al día 23 de Diciembre 2015 ¡Zaira estrenará!
Posted by Chevrolet Monclova on Friday, December 11, 2015
Credit: Chevrolet Monclova / Facebook
If she could get 1 million likes on the video above, the car dealership would give her a new truck.
She reached her goal way before the Dec. 23 deadline.
El momento justo en el que la publicación logró superar el millón de “likes”
Posted by Periódico La Voz on Saturday, December 12, 2015
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And Chevrolet Monclova kept their word and gave her a brand new truck.
Gran participación: Redes Sociales hicieron ganar a Zaira Salazar un Pick up 20016 tras sufrir robo de su "picapito" pic.twitter.com/l3h9BXagXe
— Feliciano Guirado (@felguimen) December 13, 2015
Credit: @felguimen / Twitter
As for her old truck, rumor has it that it’s following it’s dream to be a race car.
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Everyone has a happy ending!