Viral Skating TikToker Says Video Is Helping Him Make A Down Payment On A House
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If you've seen the viral clip of the dude skateboarding down a street while listening to Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams' and downing a bottle of Ocean Spray cranberry juice, you'll know just how wonderful it is.
So thanks for the love and support an here it is my original video same as all going around but yes thanks for the love n donations it's very appreciated an much needed vibe on world pic.twitter.com/gkCgc1U9As- *BLAZIN*4*1*NATION* (@doggface208) September 27, 2020
And it turns out the video has also brought a fair bit of joy to its star Nathan Apodaca, as the clip has garnered so much attention it's now helping him make a down payment on a house.
The famous TikTok video shows Apodaca filming himself as he skates serenely down a road in Idaho, casually swigging on juice as he listens to the Fleetwood Mac hit.
It soon became so big, that it not only sent the song to the top of the charts and prompted Mick Fleetwood to re-enact it himself, it also landed Apodaca with a truckload of Ocean Spray juice - and a free truck.
In fact, Apodaca - known online as @420doggface208 - said the video's success has prompted a huge wave of donations, which are helping him get more 'comfortable' financially.
Speaking to Insider, he said: "I can pay my phone bill on time, and with the donations I was blessed with, that's helping me get a down payment for a house and my lady has a savings that she's been saving for over 20 years, so she's throwing that in too. Hopefully I'll be getting into a house pretty soon."
He continued: "It's just been a little bit better, you know what I mean?
"Just still smiles always, no matter what, but just a little bit more comfortable."
But Apodaca says the fame won't change who he is, and that even though he now has 3.5 million followers on TikTok, fans can expect his social media content to stay true to its roots.
Explaining that interacting with his audience is getting harder, but that he still tries to like as many comments as he can, Apodaca said: "I just do me, that ain't gonna change.
"I'm gonna keep skateboarding and doing my longboard videos because those make me feel good. My little dance videos, my little skits that I do, it's just exciting to me. It's fun and exciting because I get to see the joy that it brings people."
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