Let's go over something real quick: This is what pro skateboarder Tony Hawk looks like.
1.I'm telling you this because SOME OF YOU apparently have a hard time recognizing Tony Hawk in the flesh. But the good news is, he has a sense of humor about it — and he's been documenting every one of your awkward encounters on Twitter:
2.When people meet Tony Hawk, they seem to realize that he's...somebody:
3.But they just aren't quite sure who that somebody is:
4.That doesn't stop them from making wild guesses:
5.No matter how bad those guesses are:
6.A whole lot of the exchanges take place at airports:
7.And on airplanes, too:
8.Some people are downright rude to poor, sweet Tony Hawk:
9.While others inadvertently compliment him:
10.This lady knew he was famous but couldn't figure out what he did for a living:
11.Look, a little confusion is understandable! Most people aren't expecting to run into Tony Hawk IRL — including this flight attendant:
12.Or this ticket agent:
13.Or this guy at the grocery store:
14.And even when fans DO recognize Tony, it often leads to awkward moments:
15.He's had reservations canceled on him:
16.He's had fans not so subtly try to get his phone number:
17.He's been dragged just for aging:
18.Look, not everyone's gonna recognize Tony Hawk in the wild! And that's OK!
19.Just...be cool if you see him around:
20.And maybe don't ask for an autograph:
21.The good news is, Tony's constant tweets about this seem to be making an impact:
22.May we never forget what Tony Hawk looks like again:
So, one more time for the people in the back: This is Tony Hawk's face. Stare at it, study it, imprint it in your brain!
Please be nice to him if you see him around.
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