Tony Hawk finally got recognized as Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk gives it his all to land a 720 (0:52)

Check out Tony Hawk putting his body on the line as he goes for an epic 720 trick. (0:52)

Tony Hawk has a problem.

Lots of people know the name "Tony Hawk." He's synonymous with skateboarding. He's had video games named after him, and in general, he's permeated the cultural consciousness so that most people in America are aware of him on some level. The problem is, most of those people either don't know what he looks like, can't quite place where they know his name from, or don't believe he's the actual Tony Hawk.

It's not a problem, exactly, but you have to imagine that it makes aspects of his life very strange. Imagine walking around all day and having people not believe you are who you say you are, or think you're someone else, or just in general question the very nature of your existence. I'm sure there's a name for this phenomenon, but I wouldn't know where to start. Here are just a few examples:

Bizarre, right? Well, we can all rest easy knowing that, as of today, someone finally recognized Tony Hawk.

I'm sure he finally feels fulfilled.