Tony Hawk recently shared a special bonding moment with his daughter Kadence Clover Hawk. In a video posted to Twitter on Saturday, the pro skateboarder patiently teaches his 10-year-old how to TK.
“My daughter overcoming her fear in real time (wait for it),” Hawk captioned his tweet. “I might have been more nervous than she was.”
The clip shows Hawk demonstrating to Kadence how to drop in on a ramp. As he tries to guide her with tips like “just go straight” and “lean forward, don’t lean towards me,” his daughter is clearly nervous and very hesitant. But at the end of the video, she finally gets the courage to follow her dad’s directions and manages to drop in without falling.
A proud Hawk is heard cheering and whooping in the background as he watches her nail it.
It’s not the first time the 50-year-old has tried to teach Kadence how to skateboard. When his daughter was just four years old, Hawk received criticism for posting a photo on Instagram of the girl riding without a helmet.
But this time, Kadence was properly attired, sporting kneepads and a bright pink helmet. And fans loved the video, which has already gotten over 11 million views.
“Always good to see fathers bonding with their daughters,” wrote one user, while another said, “My heart is full knowing there are actually good dads out there.”
And skateboarding skills clearly run in the family. Hawk’s oldest son, 26-year-old Riley, who is Kadence’s half-brother, is currently a professional skateboarder just like his dad.
My daughter overcoming her fear in real time (wait for it). I might have been more nervous than she was.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) February 23, 2019