Hitchy’s Crash Course in Humanity Stalls In Philadelphia With Brutal Lesson
Hitchy the Hitchbot’s trek to the heart of humanity on the side of the highway stalled when Philadelphia turned out to be less than the city of cyberlove.
Hithbot, you will no doubt recall, is the little hitchhiking robot who set out on a pilgrimage of peace to promote love between Servos and Bios by hitchhiking across an entire continent, from the Great Lakes of the East coast to the Pacific Ocean on the West.
“I love meeting people and hearing stories,” he told us back in June before embarking on his trip. “If you see me on the side of the road, pick me up and help me make my way across the country.”
Now three months later, Hitchy’s trip has hit a horrible hump in Philadelphia, one that may yet prove fatal.
Specifically, the little bot was found brutalized after an apparent back-alley beating in the so-called City of Love.
“I don’t want to say that I told you so but…” said Gnome Severson the famous hitchhiking gnome who to his credit did stop short of saying that he did in fact tell us so here on SOS back in June.
“Poor guy, I wouldn’t wish that on anyone,” Gnome Severson said after seeing this now-famous photo of Hitchy left for dead in a Philadelphia back alley.
“Many times I had me own porcelain pate plastered on tour. I wish he had called me for some tips. Just cuz you want to find the best in humanity don’t mean you ignore safety when you’re only 3 feet tall!”
Robot rights activists meanwhile have seized on the situation to publicize their message of segregation from the Bios.
“See this is exactly why we need more of our own separate facilities and services,” states one activist who refused to go on record.
“Hitchy would still be here if he put his trust in the programming of robotkind instead of the kindness of strangers and stayed in one of the new robot hotels.”
Is it all over for Hitchy? Will his parable of peace be turned to a terrifying tale of too much trust?
A robot rescue team in Philadelphia who call themselves The Hacktory have reached out to Hitchy’s family to offer their emergency medical services however the news is not clear if their efforts will succeed.
Stay tuned for updates here…
Hitchbot’s Twitter feed officially announced the end of his journey here.