Who is Nathan Apodaca? How TikTok sensation and Fleetwood Mac hit became viral cranberry juice-sipping 'uncle'

The video not only went viral on social media and people just couldn't stop talking about how it spread joy amid dark times of the coronavirus crisis


                            Who is Nathan Apodaca? How TikTok sensation and Fleetwood Mac hit became viral cranberry juice-sipping 'uncle'
(@Doggface208/TikTok)

It's a good day when you can let your hair blow in the wind and enjoy the tunes of your favorite song. No wonder, a cranberry juice-sipping uncle went viral for doing just that! A TikTok video surfaced online — with a man skateboarding, drinking cranberry juice straight out of the bottle — as the melodious tunes of ‘Dreams’ by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac played in the backdrop.

The video not only went viral on TikTok but also surfaced on Instagram and Twitter and people just couldn't stop talking about how it spread joy amid dark times of the coronavirus crisis. "I will never be as cool as this guy, skateboarding, drinking juice straight out of the bottle, and vibing to Fleetwood Mac," one tweet read and another said, "No worries just skateboarding on the highway listening to dreams by Fleetwood Mac drinking cranberry juice." Journalist Lenard Monkman even went on to post an update: "Breaking: After TikTok video of skateboarding, cranberry juice-sipping uncle goes viral, streams of Fleetwood Mac shot up by 2000%."



 



 



 

Who is the viral cranberry-sipping guy?

Many then couldn't stop wondering who he really was and his Twitter handle — @doggface208 with the name *BLAZIN*4*1*NATION* — surfaced. "Everything he posts is pure. Protect this man. I don’t want to inhabit a world without him," one tweet read and another said, "If you want to follow him here, his handle is: https://twitter.com/doggface208?s=21." Ah, there you go! It didn't take much time for the Internet to identify him, did it? When one Twitter user posted, "He probably doesn't have a wife and kids," another responded, "He actually has kids and a partner. And makes great TikToks. Has almost 1 million followers."



 



 



 

So who is he? We put our detective caps on to find out his real identity and his TikTok handle that people can't stop talking about.

Nathan Apodaca: A TikTok star

A feature from We Are Mitu dubs the Mexican man from Wyoming as "the quintessential embarrassing uncle," except fans love his antics. As per the same outlet, his real name is Nathan Apodaca. Known for vibing on old songs, he has successfully introduced the Gen Z app to Millenials. At first, he himself didn't know much about the video-sharing social networking service and that's when his daughters came to his rescue. 

As per the same report, his daughters, Makyla and Angelia, taught him how to use the app and helped him film his first video. Surprisingly, it went viral and Apodaca was stumped by the reaction. When he was confused about what kind of content to publish, his eldest daughter suggested he capture his goofy dances on camera. It didn't take much time for Apodaca to turn into a TikTok sensation.

A quick glance at his TikTok handle shows 16-second bite-sized clips of perfectly in-sync interpretations. Apodaca — who now has over 129,000 fans and more than two million hearts (or likes) — usually jams to classic ’90s gangsta rap like DMX, Dr. Dre, Eminem, or Twista and his nostalgic vibes are enough to grab eyeballs! What's more, he also has a Cameo profile shared on his Twitter account where he posts quirky videos.

If you have a news scoop or an interesting story for us, please reach out at (323) 421-7514