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Tony Hawk Tweeting Whenever People Don’t Recognize Him Is The Funniest Thing You’ll See Today, Guaranteed

Meeting celebrities is always a tossup. Will they be friendly? Will they talk to me? Will I even be able to remember my own name or complete a sentence? Probably not. The most embarrassing encounters, however, are the ones we didn’t even realize were happening. Take these poor souls for example, who met skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and didn’t even know it.

Most of us associate the name Tony Hawk with anything and everything related to skateboarding.

He’s pretty much a living legend.

And while many people might remember him like this:

This is Tony Hawk now:


Still looking great, if I may say so.

We bring this up because, apparently, he’s not recognizable to everyone—even people that read his ID.

Oh, boy.

Some have even mistaken him for a famous cyclist.

Come on now.

And a football player.

Just no.

There seems to be a lot of confusion at airports.

Lord above.

In addition to the planes themselves.

All he needs is the music from this montage to make the moment perfect.

One woman was even rude to Hawk.


But karma comes around.

And this guy was a straight up a-hole.

Why I oughta…

Fortunately, kind people do exist—even if they’re clueless.

So close.

So if you ever come across someone who might be Tony Hawk, it’s best to do what this guy did.

At least Hawk has a great sense of humor.

One more time for good measure, this is the legend himself, Tony Hawk. Stare, memorize, and recognize.