This little boy got to exchange gifts with his skateboarding hero after a compassionate FedEx driver went above and beyond the call of duty to make it happen.
Delivery driver Mikail Farrar had been driving through Suwanee, Georgia on his daily route last week when he saw a youngster chasing after his mail truck.
6-year-old Cooper Morgan had flagged Farrar down so he could ask him to deliver a gift to his skateboarding idol: Tony Hawk.
The gift was a worn-out skateboard deck that had Tony Hawke’s name written in black marker on one end of the board and Cooper’s name written on the other. Although the board was not properly packaged or addressed, the youngster told Farrar: “Get this to Tony Hawk from me. Tell him it’s from Cooper.”
Farrar did not want to disappoint Cooper; so he took a chance on the internet and posted a video to his Tik Tok channel explaining his predicament. A few hours after uploading the post, he checked his phone and was stunned to see a flood of notifications from social media users tagging Tony Hawk and praising Farrar for the adorable gesture.
Not only that, Hawk uploaded a video response to Farrar on his channel—which was the pro skater’s first Tik Tok video in two years.
Hawk thanked Farrar for connecting him with his young fans and sent a private message with his home address so Farrar could mail the skateboard. Hawk also said he would be mailing several new skateboards over to Cooper and his family in return.
Cooper and his 9-year-old brother Tucker are both avid skateboarders because of their father Robby Morgan, who started skating with his own younger brother when they were children—so when he and his kids received a package containing three new skateboards from Hawk earlier this week, they were floored.
“We both idolized Tony Hawk. A lot of kids got into skateboarding because of him. So this is a childhood dream of mine,” Morgan told CNN. “Seeing the look of joy on their faces when they saw the video, and then when they got the package this morning, it’s been surreal.”
Farrar later published a video to his channel of Cooper and Tucker thanking Hawk for the gift. The delivery driver also made sure to thank the pro skater for helping to coordinate such a sweet exchange.
“I had low expectations. I was hopeful, but I just thought that celebrities went swimming in their money and looked in the mirror all day,” Farrar told CNN. “I don’t know what they do, but not Tony Hawk. He’s a special guy.”
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