FedEx Driver And Tony Hawk Team Up For Epic Act Of Kindness
After the driver's request went viral, the real-deal heroes teamed up to make a little kid's day.
If the coronavirus crisis has taught us anything, it's that heroes come from all walks of life.
That includes delivery drivers, who have been doing acts of kindness all over the country since the pandemic started.
The latest good deed was performed by Mikail Farrar, a FedEx driver in Suwannee, GA. While Farrar was out on his route, a young boy ran up to his truck holding a worn-out skateboard.
"I just hear this really faint, 'Excuse me, excuse me,' and I just slowed down and stopped the truck," Farrar told Fox5-TV. "And then I look in the rearview and I saw this sweet little kid just running up."
Check out the sweet social media exchange between Farrar and Hawk...
The little boy was 6-year-old Cooper Morgan, and he had a very important request for Farrar. He asked the FedEx driver to help him mail his skateboard deck to his hero, legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk.
Farrar took the deck, which had Cooper's name scribbled on one side and Tony's on the other, and told the boy he'd see what he could do.
"When somebody is looking at you and is that, just genuine and sweet, how could I say no?" Farrar said.
Cooper's skateboard had his name on one side and Hawk's on the other. Tik Tok
Since Farrar didn't have a mailing address for the pro skateboarder, he posted a video to TikTok to try and get the word out.
Shortly after posting the video, Tony Hawk responded with his own Tik Tok video and told Farrar he would send him his address so that he could mail him the skateboard. Then, Hawk thanked Cooper for his gift and let him know that he would be sending his own board to him in return.
Hawk quickly responded to Farrar's message and said he would send Cooper his board to thank him for sending his. Tik Tok
"Thanks, buddy," Hawk said in his video message to Cooper. "I hope to meet you sometime."
Cooper's family isn't on Tik Tok, so a neighbor forwarded her the videos to share with Cooper.
"My heart exploded. It made me so happy because I knew he was going to freak out," his mother Morgan said.
As for Farrar, who's a father himself, he says he just wanted to do something kind for someone during a difficult time.
"Right now, in the world, we're arguing about politics, there's social justice issues, there's a virus going around, obviously, but you know, kids still deserve to have fun," Farrar said.
Farrar posted another Tik Tok video yesterday to share that Cooper and his older brother Tucker both received skateboards from Tony Hawk.
"I'm so happy that we were able to use social media in a positive way," Farrar said in the video. "Connecting with one another, working together to make somebody's day. Because that's what it's all about."
Farrar posted an update when Cooper and his brother Tucker received their skateboards from Hawk. Tik Tok
Kudos to Farrar, who went out of his way to make a little kid's dream come true. And thanks to Hawk for being such a good sport and giving his young fans the gift of a lifetime. You both are true heroes in our book!