Chris Hemsworth was a real-life superhero for a lucky musician over the weekend. When the actor and his friend, Luke Zocchi, went on a surf trip, they ended up finding a beach companion who needed a ride on the way. Chris Hemsworth picked up a hitchhiker in Australia. And while that might seem super dangerous, it turned out that the guy was pretty well-known in his own right.
Hemsworth shared a video about the effort made on Instagram during the weekend. the Thor the actor wrote
"Picking up a hitchhiker was not a serial killer, so we were excited and turned out to be an excellent musician Scott Hildebrand"
As the actor explains, this was much more than just him and Zocchi taking a car ride to Hildebrand. The musician could really travel with them in a private helicopter, which, without a doubt, is much more than he expected when he set out to hitchhike.
Hildebrand, a musician with more than 8,000 followers on Instagram, also shared Hemsworth's video on his own Instagram page. "I am very grateful for this crazy experience and the opportunity to share my music with so many beautiful people," the musician wrote in his title. "Chris is such an amazing guy!"
Hemsworth's video shows himself and Zocchi driving up to Hildebrand, who is standing along the road with a backpack and a guitar. The musician tells them that he was visiting Australia from Mexico, and the trio started talking about surfing. The two quickly gave Hildebrand the nickname of "Scotty Boy," and Hildebrand can not help but laugh and smile when they tell him they will take a helicopter to Byron Bay.
"The experience was so great and unexpected," the musician told E! News. "They are so kind and I could not believe it was happening." It is not clear exactly what Hildebrand was doing hitchhiking in the first place, but he definitely has a great story about his trip to Australia now.
Whatever the case surrounding Hildebrand's excursion, it is not the first star to try to hitchhike. In 2016, Shia LaBeouf hitchhiked in the United States as part of an art project. Jared Leto also hitchhiked across the country earlier this year. In a conversation with Ryan Seacrest in April, the actor and musician said that "you meet a lot of interesting people and a lot of really nice people" through hitchhiking. Also, in 2013, Dave Matthews had to hitchhike for his own concert. The practice can still be dangerous, but it is more common than you think, even among renowned people.
However, it is usually not a good idea to let strangers into your car, let alone your private helicopter. But in the case of this weekend, Hildebrand was completely harmless, and he, Hemsworth and Zocchi seemed to have a great moment in their unexpected adventure. If you are ever traveling through Australia and decide to hitchhike across the continent, who knows, maybe you can travel with Thor in person.