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FedEx driver helps connect Suwanee kid to Tony Hawk

A young boy's mission to deliver a gift to skateboard legend Tony Hawk comes true all thanks to a very special FedEx driver.

ATLANTA — A FedEx driver played a critical role in making a dream come true for an 8-year-old in Suwanee.

Mikail Farrar, a Fedex Driver who was on his route in Suwanee, Georgia, doesn't exactly know Tony Hawk but he knows that social media is a powerful tool. Mikail, who goes by username @fresh2deaf on the TikToc app, explained the scenario to his followers.

“'Hey sir do you know the pro-skater Tony Hawk?' I was like yeah I know who he is, and he goes 'can you mail this to him?'” Mikail said showing a skate board that the young boy had decorated.

“He said 'get this to Tony Hawk for me. Tell him that its from Cooper' and I just thought it was adorable."

Hawk responded.

“Hey Cooper, what’s up its Tony Hawk, I just wanna say thank you so much for the skateboard. It’s on its way to my house already. As a thank you gift, I'm going to send you a skateboard. This one that I’m riding,” Hawk said in a TikTok video. “Thanks buddy. I hope to meet you sometime.”

Farrar tells 11Alive’s Elwyn Lopez it was a thoughtful idea , but a real long shot.  
It all turned out bigger and better than he hoped.

Lopez says it is also important to point out, that Mikail is an essential employee during this time, putting his health at risk to deliver packages to others -and yet he has also been able to make a little boy's dream come true.

Farrar says he will continue to pursue acts of kindness and hopes this inspires others to do the same

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