If you are active on TikTok or Instagram you might have seen the Idaho man longboarding to work while chugging cranberry juice and lip-syncing Fleetwood Mac, and yes that 22 seconds clip has changed the world for him.
Nathan Apodaca’s video is definitely the most refreshing thing on the internet loaded with good vibes and interestingly it has started paying dividends to the skate boarder.
It’s like a dream as he's riding a major hot streak.
According to TMZ;
"After his video blew up last week ... the cranberry-juice-sipping, good-vibes viral star received a brand new and fully stocked truck from Ocean Spray, homage from Mick Fleetwood, tons of donations, and now ... his merchandise biz is booming."
It was video’s popularity that has amounted to free advertising for Ocean Spray, prompting the company to return the favor with a well-meaning gesture that some may call as a marketing gimmick.
Well if Nathan and Ocean Spray are creating a symbiotic atmosphere for themselves, why worry.
Talking to The Times last week, Apodaca said he’s a big fan of the beverage and probably goes through one big jug a day. In the middle of a Zoom interview with The Times, the Idahoan lifted a jug into view and took a swig.
Apodaca’s personally designed line of Doggface clothing has already hauled in more than $30,000 in profit over 5 days since its launch with UpMerch.
New York Times has unfolded the behind the scene of the viral video. About 8 a.m. on Sept. 25, his 2005 Dodge Durango’s battery cut out as he was trying to get to work at an Idaho potato warehouse. This was not a new experience for him: The S.U.V. has more than 330,000 miles on it.
So, Apodaca grabbed his phone, his large bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice and his longboard — the skateboard kept in the car just for such emergencies — and wheeled the rest of the way to work.
That was his “morning vibe” as he filmed himself coasting down the highway, boasting his mother’s Native American heritage with a feather tattoo on the side of his head, chugging juice and lip-syncing Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”
When he clocked in to work, he posted his TikTok but was doubtful viewers would react. “If they ain’t feeling the vibe, I’ll just pull it,” he said. “No harm, no foul.”