With the announcement that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 would be getting remastered for a new generation of extreme sport loving gamers and a surprise appearance by the man himself on The Joe Rogan Experience, it feels like the legendary skateboarder is everywhere at the moment.
Hawk is now hitting the headlines once again for teaming up with a charitable FedEx driver to surprise one lucky 7-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia.
The driver, who posted the story on Imgur under the username mcoulter876, said he was on his delivery route in Suwannee, Georgia, when the boy came running up to his truck, with a particularly challenging request.
“He’s like, ‘Excuse me! Excuse me!’ so I pull over and I’m like, ‘Hey man, what’s up?’ And he’s like, ‘Can you mail something for me?’" the driver said.
He said the boy, whose name is Cooper, then gave him a skateboard and asked him if he could send it to Hawk. The board had Cooper’s name written on one end and Hawk’s on the other.
“His mom comes outside and kinda winks and is like, ‘Yeah, make sure you get it to Tony Hawk.’” the driver wrote in his post.
The kind-hearted driver, understandably unclear on Hawk’s actual address, took to Imgur to post the story where it was viewed by thousands of people, including ‘the Birdman’ himself.
Hawk responded to the video, thanking Cooper for the skateboard and sending the driver his address so that the driver could put it in the mail.
He then told Cooper that as a thank you, he would be sending Cooper his skateboard, “The one that I’m riding right now,” Hawk said.
“Thanks buddy. I hope to meet you sometime,” Hawk said as he closed out the video.
What a legend. We’re officially declaring 2020, the Year of the Hawk.