Chris Hemsworth gave a hitchhiker a ride to Byron Bay in his private helicopter.
On Monday, the Thor star posted a video of himself and his personal trainer picking up a hitchhiker on the side of the road after arriving at Brisbane Airport.
The hitchhiker turned out to be American musician Scott Hildebrand.
“Picked up a hitchhiker, wasn’t a serial killer which we were stoked about and just happened to be a kick ass musician Scott Hildebrand #WelcomeToAustralia,” Hemsworth said on Instagram.
Hildebrand looked pretty pleased to be catching a ride to Byron Bay with the Avengers actor, particularly when he found out that it would be by chopper.
See the video here:
Despite the coincidence, it appears the video wasn’t a set-up.
Hildebrand later told radio station Nova he’d never hitchhiked before, and that initially he didn’t realise it was Hemsworth offering him a ride.
“I was out there for 15 minutes and they pulled up in this car… a black van. The one guy Luke was filming and at the time and I was like I don’t know why they are filming, just on their phone, but I was kind of unsure of the whole situation,” Hildebrand said.
“All of a sudden we pull up to the helipad. They’re like ‘ever flown in a helicopter Scotty?’ and I couldn’t believe it and that’s when I was like ‘who are you guys?”
“Luke was like ‘that’s Chris Hemsworth, Thor’ And I was like ‘what?’ I couldn’t believe it.”
Hildebrand said the trip was “magical”.
“It was beautiful. We saw whales and dolphins. It was magical.”
At the time of writing, the clip had attracted 1,862,352 views.
Hemsworth is currently building a $9 million, six-bedroom mansion in Broken Head near Byron Bay.
He’s believed to have returned to Australia following the filming of the new Men in Black movie.
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