Not all TikToks end in controversy, thankfully. A FedEx carrier in Georgia used TikTok to help a young fan send a skateboard to professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, and the story ended up better than anyone could have imagined.
Cooper Morgan, 6, approached FedEx carrier Mikail Farrar on his route in Suwanee, Georgia on Monday. The next day, Farrar took to TikTok to share Cooper’s wish.
“Can you mail something for me?” Cooper asked Farrar, handing him a worn skateboard moments later. On one side of the board, Cooper wrote his own name on the exposed wood. On the other side, he wrote “Tony Hawk.”
His request? To get the skateboard to Tony Hawk and tell him it was from Cooper. His mom was on standby, quietly encouraging Farrar to play along with the young boy’s request. With no mailing address for Hawk, Farrar resorted to asking the world of TikTok to join in on the request.
“The least I can do is put it out there in the universe,” Farrar said. And lucky for everyone, it worked.
Hawk’s Heartwarming Response
The request reached Hawk and he posted his very own TikTok video to respond.
“I just want to say thank you so much for the skateboard. It’s on my way to my house already, and as a thank you gift I’m gonna send you my skateboard, this one right here that I’m riding,” Hawk says in the video. He also expressed his hope that they could meet in the future and posted a follow-up video of him signing the skateboard to send to Cooper.
To complete Cooper’s original request, Farrar shipped his skateboard to Hawk, which is currently being delivered. Farrar also posted two other TikToks to update everyone on the exchange.
In one, Farrar shows Cooper thanking Hawk for the skateboard and telling him that he’s “a really great skater.”
His brother Tucker, 9, joined in and stated, “I’m a huge fan and I really, really, really like you, and there’s a board coming your way, so be prepared.”
True to Hawk’s word, three skateboards were delivered to Cooper and Tucker this week. Farrar posted another update with the boys happily showing off their new gear.
Farrar expressed his gratitude to everyone on social media who helped connect Hawk to two of his young super fans.
“I’m so happy we were able to use social media in a positive way, connecting with one another, working together to make somebody’s day. Cause that’s what it’s all about,” Farrar said.