Hug A Vending Machine, Get A Free Coke

Posted on Apr 11 2012 - 7:47am by CONTRIBUTOR

Editor’s Note: Guest Author Pratibha is a technology enthusiast interested in analysing and reporting about different technologies.

Coca-Cola has system a transaction machine at the National University of Singapore that deals free coke infusions for hugs. The machine, which is equipped in Coca-Cola’s signature colors and fonts, reads “hug me” in big letters on the frontage. Leonardo O’Grady, ASEAN IMC director of Coca-Cola observed that “Reactions were amazing… at one point we had four to five people hugging the machine at the same time as well as each other! In fact, there was a long line of people looking to give hugs – it was really fantastic and heartwarming,”

The machine is one of an amount of “Happiness Machines” Coca-Cola has organize around the world as 2009. A machine system at a U.S. university hand over  (literally) numerous cokes in addition to flowers and air balloons in near the beginning 2010, supporting up 4.5 million visions on YouTube. A truck parked in Rio de Janeiro gave out beach toys and chairs, a surfboard, sunglasses, t-shirts and soccer balls in February 2011. And, additional freshly, a Friendship Machine distributes two cokes for the price of one — so long as you had a friend to assist you attain it.

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