Saudi Telecom Company pays tribute to US man who gave up @STC Twitter handle
A Saudi Arabian telecommunication company paid tribute to an American man who gave up his Twitter handle so the company could use it, in a video that has since gone viral in the Kingdom.
The video, which now has over three million views, tells the story of Chris Rowland, who used to go by “@STC” on Twitter.
For twelve years, Rowland constantly received tweets from Saudi Arabians who thought his account belonged to Saudi Telecom Company (STC).
But in 2019, he agreed to change his handle so the company could claim it.
“This is the best advertisement I have ever watched,” one Twitter user said.
This is the best advertisement I have ever watched @FormerlyStC— رُستم (@Rustam4G) February 27, 2020
“Omg this is so amazingly creative,” another shared.
Omg this is so amazingly creative— Manal Alyaba (@MissManola) February 27, 2020
A third user simply replied to the video with a Gif.