HTC sent the victim of a recent armed robbery some new swags to replace his old life-saving gear.  The only thing missing was Iron Man.

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HTC has been dying for some good publicity lately, and luckily for the handset maker their answer came in the form of a man getting shot.  Well, taken out of context and that will sound very wrong, but it’s actually a feel good story that HTC should exploit—if, they provide the victim with some quality goodies.

A Florida gas station clerk was recently shot at point blank by a cranky robber, but luckily for the man, his HTC handset was in his chest pocket at the time and the phone took the fatal blow instead.

Such a miraculous tale became viral and HTC caught wind of what happened and sent the clerk a get well package.  They sent him a brand new HTC One handset, complete with all the necessary accessories to ensure that he’ll stay connected and continue on with his life.  Oh, and a coffee mug, too.  Although it would have been much cooler if Iron Man flew in on the company’s chopper and handed the swags to the clerk himself.