Tony Hawk driving round asking people to kickflip is a wholesome watch

If you were a kid growing up in the noughties, odds are you had at least some kind of awareness of Tony Hawk.

Beyond being a pioneer of modern skating, Hawk became a pop culture icon through appearances in films and TV shows, along with an iconic series of video games.

On top of all that, the 52-year-old is also renowned for the charity work his own Tony Hawk Foundation does, building skate parks in underprivileged areas.

An old clip has now resurfaced online, of the former National Skateboard Association world champion driving around asking skaters to “do a kickflip”.

In exchange he’d give out merch like headphones and skate decks.

Hawk even goes out of his way at the end of clip, to help encourage a girl who was getting to grips with skating.

It’s not the first time he’s proved a hit on social media – his regular tweets about people not realising they were in fact talking to Tony Hawk, have become a running theme on his Twitter.

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