You may well have seen the hit video of Nathan Apodaca, of Idaho Falls in the US, skateboarding down a hill while listening to the song Dreams by Fleetwood Mac.
More info has emerged about the story, and it seems like the laid-back skater’s vehicle had broken down while he was on his way to work. So Nathan grabbed his skateboard, and his cranberry juice, and cruised on down to work while filming it all for a Tik Tok video.
The video went berserk online (more than 50 million views) as millions warmed to his mellow vibe and stylish skating, while making the most of the situation and jamming along to Fleetwood Mac. The popularity of the video also sent the song’s streaming into the stratosphere (reportedly 9 million streams in just one week). Nathan enjoyed loads of feedback and media support and his story has been shared around the world.
But it just keeps getting better for the Idaho man. Nathan, who had been living in a mobile home, had funds raised through donations and has bought a five bedroom house; he was given a brand new Nissan truck by the makers of the juice featured in the video, Ocean Spray (whose sales went ballistic); and, to top it all, the founder of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood, even did a re-enactment video, jamming along while imitating Nathan’s epic ride.
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“We owe you,” Fleetwood told Nathan on a surprise BCC World News America interview. “It’s such a celebration of everything. I’ve heard you talking about it, and it’s so joyous and fun.”
“I hope Stevie’s watching,” he added of his bandmate Stevie Nicks. “She’s going to be overjoyed.”
A grateful Nathan said he was just being himself when he made the video. Phew, what a journey, and a reminder that great things can happen in life, if you keep up a positive attitude.
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