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A Flying Food Tray That Follows You Wherever You Go? Sure. Why Not.

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz wants you to check out his jerky drone.

Besides our mutual love for the Red Sox, apparently I share something else in common with the team’s star slugger David Ortiz: we both want snacks wherever we go with minimal effort.

Enter the JerkyBot, a drone turned flying food tray. It’s autonomous. It’s hands-free. It’s ridiculous.

Check out the video above to see it in action.

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The JerkyBot is “part butcher block, part drone, and programmed to follow its user at a specific distance and height, keeping the snack within arm’s reach,” the video explains. The drone’s propellers are covered, so there’s no danger of getting a finger chopped off while casually reaching for a snack. That’s a good thing.

While you might think the JerkyBot is the best real-world application of drone technology you’ve seen yet, don’t get too excited: JerkyBot is actually a clever ad for Chef’s Cut Real Jerky. Ortiz (better known as Big Papi) is one of the company’s athlete partners.

You had me at flying jerky.