Ever since its inception, the internet has been a crazy place where ideas are running rampant, and new concepts are waiting for you to discover them in every corner. It’s safe to say that the worldwide web of information has connected every part of the world together, and things that are shared in there have a chance to become a viral hit that can travel around the whole world. For a man going by the name 420doggface208 on TikTok, this fact would be experienced first-hand.
The man in question’s real name is actually Nathan Apodaca, an Idaho resident who loves sharing his videos on TikTok. Usually, he can be seen dancing to popular and trendy songs, or skating down the street on his longboard. A particular video of him rolling around on his board while drinking from a bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice and singing along to Fleetwood Mac’s popular “Dreams” song has gained immense popularity on the video sharing platform. Almost 13 million people viewed the video and enjoyed Apodaca’s joyful and relaxed behaviour. Additionally, many commented on how inspired they were by him to stop stressing and enjoy life like he does.
Apodaca gained the attention of Fleetwood Mac
Apodaca’s charm even managed to reach the creators of the song, Fleetwood Mac themselves. On their band’s official twitter account, they shared the famous video and commented, “We love this!” Mick Fleetwood, one of the co-founders of Fleetwood Mac and the inspiration behind the first part of their name, went one step further. He decided to recreate the video as a tribute to the new star.
The band owes a lot to Apodaca because he has managed to single-handedly skyrocket Fleetwood Mac’s popularity yet again. “Dreams” managed to reach the No. 28 spots on the Rolling Stone Top 100 Songs Chart shortly after the video’s success and introduced the band to many new fans, thus making them gain way more attention and downloads.
His life has changed for the better now
As for Apodaca, he wasn’t excluded from the benefits of the newly gained fame. The juice-drinking longboarder revealed that he has managed to earn $10,000 thanks to the donations he has been receiving ever since he posted the video. Where he chose to spend half of that money is downright wholesome. Apodaca said that he plans to give $5,000 to his mother so that he can support her financially, and keep the rest of it to buy a new RV. His current one has become unreliable and needs to be changed; it lacks running water, and its battery refuses to stay alive.
In addition to everything that had already happened, Apodaca’s newfound popularity convinced him to try his luck at landing a commercial deal with Ocean Spray. The brand is the one that produces the drink in the TikTok video.
Funnily, it totally worked out for him! Ocean Spray noticed and showed the world how becoming TikTok famous can change your life and make you some serious cash. They reached out to the longboarder who represented their product in such a charming way, and let him become the face of the brand for a couple of promotional videos. On their official website, you can find him featured there along with the original video that sparked this life-altering event for Apodaca, and even the recreation of the video by Mick Fleetwood.
Later on, a new challenge was promoted by the brand, called #dreamschallenge or #cranberrydreams. To participate in the challenge, film yourself in your skateboard, bike, or car, as you roll down the street and sip on your favorite flavor Ocean Spray. Do this and you may even be featured on the brand’s social media pages.
He even received a gift from Ocean Spray
Thankfully, Nathan Apodaca’s stroke of good luck has continued even further. To thank him for the accidental marketing miracle he created, Ocean Spray surprised him with a brand new truck loaded in the back with different products from the cranberry connoisseurs; it was painted bright red, like a cranberry, and made his day much better.
At this point, Apodaca’s success has been described by some viewers to be representative of the American dream, and it is hard to believe that it’s anything other than that. One small video, lasting less than a minute, has fundamentally changed a man’s life for the better, supported his family financially, and has given Apodaca a chance to invest in his newfound fan base so that he can secure his future.