If you’re an average hitchhiker, the best you can reasonably hope for is getting picked up by someone who doesn’t stink - and who won’t go all Texas Chainsaw Massacre on you.
But if you want some real high-class, glitzy hitchhiking then head down under because there’s every chance you might be able to catch a ride with Australian manly-man Chris Hemsworth.
The Thor actor has posted a cool clip on Instagram of him picking up a lucky hitchhiker looking for a lift on the side of the road in Brisbane at the weekend.
“Picked up a hitchhiker, wasn’t a serial killer which we were stoked about,” Hemsworth wrote.
The hitchhiker, American musician Scott Hildebrand, had just arrived in Oz from Mexico and is visibly stoked at his lucky turn on events.
And the day just kept better for Scott when Hemsy revealed that the gang would be taking a helicopter to complete the final leg of their journey to surfing hot-spot Byron Bay.
“Little does he know we’re getting a chopper,” Chris’ pal Luke Zocchio says in the clip.
Scott added in an Instagram comment: “When hitchhiking leads to a helicopter ride with Thor…
“So grateful for this crazy experience and the opportunity to share my music with so many beautiful people. Chris is such an awesome dude! Thanks so much guys!”
But if Scott thought he’d wormed his way into a friendship with the Aussie superhunk then he’s probably a little deflated right now – the clip ends with Thor saying: “All right Scotty, dream’s over. Back to the normal hitchhiking.”
Well it was fun while it lasted, I guess.
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