TikToker took to the platform to show how you can earn a free breakfast from a Hampton Inn on your way to work.
This video, courtesy of creator @midtacoma, has been viewed over 1 million times since it was posted on March 8th. This video answers comments asking for proof that it’s something creators can actually do.
The creators kicked off the video with a shot of the exterior of the Hampton Inn, with an on-screen caption reading, “Prove that you can serve free breakfast on your way to work each day.”
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The creator then travels along the hotel’s breakfast station, grabbing some biscuits, bacon, and juice, then hops back in the truck and joins them in the presumably stolen food and drink.
Many commenters applauded the creator’s initiative.
“That’s clever asf,” said one. “I have to start this.”
Another reason was, “I think this is actually good because a lot of that food goes to waste anyway.
This has led the creators to claim that they are “helping the community” through their actions.
Someone else advised, “Act like a normal human being,” and the creator added, “Confidence is the key.”
One person claimed to work at the Hampton Inn and decided it wouldn’t be too hard to be successful. , and when it’s done, it’s all thrown away.
Some commenters were offended by the video, saying it could ruin a good thing for the person doing this rather than the theft aspect.
“Then they started using the work room key to get breakfast, and people are misusing it,” one said.
Another simple assessment is, “Damn, but don’t be a snitch. Like a bluff, tell everyone why.”
One alluded to a moral conflict, saying, “I always wanted to do this…but my inner self told myself not to do it.”
Another was an angel on that commenter’s shoulder, reinforcing its inner self by saying, “Because you’re not a douchebag.”
Some wondered if the creators were blowing their own covers and asking, “Don’t they think you look familiar by now?”
Another user claimed it didn’t work, saying, “I tried this and was charged $12.50.”
The Daily Dot reached out to the creator via a TikTok comment, and Hampton Inn reached out via a contact form on parent company Hilton’s website.
*First published: March 17, 2023 11:49am CDT
Phil West is a veteran professional writer and editor, author of two books on soccer, The United States of Soccer and I Believe That We Will Win, for The Overlook Press. His work was recently published in The Striker and he is editor-in-chief of MLSSoccer.com, Next City and Texas Highways. Based in Austin, he is also an instructor in his program in Writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio.