Tony Hawk is an internet fave for a reason. He seamlessly transitioned from early 2000s icon to loveable Dad energy, he can still skate extremely well and as far as we know, is extremely unproblematic. His video games are still classics, and his values are very good – for example, he recently made headlines for renaming a problematic skate trick from Tony Hawk Skater Pro to honour the deaf skater that created it.
Also, his Twitter account is just a homage to hilarious fan interactions he has with people who wonder if he is, in fact, Tony Hawk.
So you can just imagine our pure and utter joy when the man, the myth, the legend, teamed up with OG sk8er girl Avril Lavigne to honour the iconic punk singer’s very first TikTok. Welcome to TikTok, Avril. It’s chaos here, but you’re an extremely necessary addition.
Creating the most holy crossover special in history, Avril uploaded a TikTok of her cult classic song “Sk8er Boi”, featuring, of course, the bona fide skater boy himself: Tony Hawk. Was he always the elusive ‘boi’ from the song? Was he always the man rocking up to MTV (hey, that’s us!), being a superstar and slammin’ on his guitar? All signs point to … possibly.
Also, can someone alert Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian to this development? They’re going to lose their damn minds.
The video starts with Avril lip-syncing to “Sk8er Boi” before throwing over to Tony Hawk (in Avril’s tie – cute!) who does a couple of cool tricks in his backyard half pipe. I just have so many questions. Do they live together? Are they just hanging out for fun? Can I come too?
Something that commenters of this TikTok have noticed is that Ms. Avril Lavigne just simply has not aged a day. Honestly, her rocking this tank top and tie (which I wore everyday in 2002 because I deeply wanted to be Avril) could have been pulled straight out of the original music video. The lady is a straight up vampire.
Tony, on the other hand, has aged gracefully, but still radiates the big early 2000s punk rock energy we so desperately needed.
Anyway, we’ll leave you with one last Tony Hawk tweet for good measure.