This chair gives hugs when you get happy birthday posts on Facebook

By on July 3, 2013

Do you know what’s better than the endless sea of generic “Happy Birthday!” posts on your Facebook wall? It’s the barrage of robotic hugs you will receive from the “Outback B-Day Chair” each time someone offers their best wishes over Facebook on your birthday. Finally! The girl you met once at a party four years ago who sends you Mafia Wars requests every day will be able to give you a proper hug on your birthday.

Outback Happy Birthday Chair

How is this grand social experiment achieved, you ask? When someone having a birthday goes to an Outback Steakhouse, they are asked to sit in the chair at the head of the table. After logging into an Outback mobile app using their Facebook login, a post is automatically created on their Facebook Timeline asking people to send “Outback B-Day” happy birthday wishes.

Each time someone on Facebook would respond to that post, LED lights start blinking on the chair, silver tinsel shoots out of the top of the chair and two robotic arms covered in puppet felt material extend from the sides of the chair to hug the birthday boy or girl. During the hug, a photo of the person is automatically taken and posted on their Facebook wall.

Check out a couple pictures of the chair in action as well as the YouTube video below:

Outback Chair giving a hug

Outback chair posting to Facebook page

About Mike Flacy

Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

One Comment

  1. zombie

    July 4, 2013 at 6:36 am


    Strap a hipster to this and watch them go insane with resentment.

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