Tony Hawk is one of the most famous skateboarders of all time and has been since he was just 16 years old. Skating aside, Hawk is also known for his career in acting, his skate company, Birdhouse, and his successful line of video games and skate videos. Hawk is credited with being the first recorded skater to land the 900, which consists of two-and-a-half rotations (900°) in the air before landing back on the pipe during the 1999 X Games. And if all of that wasn't already enough to make Tony Hawk a legend, he also provides grants and technical assistance for new skate parks - it's no surprise that he is one of the most influential skateboarders of all time.
If you've been following along with Tony, he loves to share his bizarre encounters with people not knowing who he is and has proven time and time again to be a fun figure to follow on social media. Below is a round-up of some of his most wholesome moments and stories. Be sure to vote up your favorites!
1. That Time Tony Hawk Shared A New Skaters Very First Kickflip And Her Reaction Was GoldPhoto: @sveyurchenko / InstagramWholesome Tony Hawk?
2. That Time Tony Surprised A Paraplegic Fan Who Didn't Let His Situation Get In The Way Of His SkateboardingWholesome Tony Hawk?
3. Tony Hawk Once Traded A Skateboard With A Six Year Old After A Fedex Driver's TikTok Went ViralPhoto: Mikail Farrar/TikTok
Delivery driver Mikail Farrar had been driving through Suwanee, Georgia on his daily route last week when he saw six-year-old Cooper chasing after his mail truck. He flagged Farrar down so he could ask him to deliver a gift to his skateboarding idol, Tony Hawk. Farrar did not want to disappoint Cooper; so he took a chance on the internet and posted a video to his TikTok channel explaining his predicament.Wholesome Tony Hawk?
4. Tony Might Not Always Be Recognized, But He Will Always Watch Someone Do A TrickPhoto: @tonyhawk / TwitterWholesome Tony Hawk?