Gamer scores free steak bakes from Greggs after tweet
Callum O'Dwyer went viral with an online post following the announcement of new Pokemon games.
A gamer put his Microsoft Paint skills to good use to win free steak bakes from Greggs.
Callum O'Dwyer, 27, went viral with a comical tweet following the announcement of new Pokemon games Sword and Shield.
Pokemon games are loosely based on countries or regions - the last based on Hawaii and France. The new games, set in an area named Galar, look to be similar in appearance to Britain.
In response, Mr O'Dwyer, a mechanical engineer from Aberdeen, posted a picture of Pikachu outside a Greggs store onto Twitter.
The post went viral with almost 35,000 likes and 10,000 retweets.
Mr O'Dwyer then chanced his luck, asking the bakery chain if it was "worth a couple of bakes".
Greggs responded with a £10 gift voucher and told him to "have a steak bake or three on us".
Mr O'Dwyer told STV News: "When I saw that the newest Pokemon games were loosely based on the UK, I thought of the most identifiable British thing I could think of; Greggs.
"I remembered the markets in the Pokemon games are branded blue, so I slapped together something quickly in Microsoft Paint and the rest is silly tweet history.
"I initially posted it in a group chat of three pals to make them laugh and was mildly successful in this endeavour.
"It was an afterthought to tweet it and I had no idea it would go as big as it did, just pie in the sky stuff. I'm usually chuffed if I get five likes on anything.
"The tweet popped off immediately. I was having a busy day so I didn't have much access to my phone, but when I did get a glimpse I was getting dozens of likes and retweets a second.
"It was completely bemusing and mesmerising to watch, terrible on my phone battery. But the response was lovely - so many people were having fun with it."
Mr O'Dwyer - who has enjoyed many great bakes, baguettes and bloomers from Greggs over the years - praised the company's generosity.
He added: "I am glad that my love of their pasties, of Pokemon, and my upper crust Microsoft Paint skills have all converged to this preposterous circumstance. Follow your dreams, kids."