Hot Wheels Collector Drops Civic Type R Over Real Type R

I know it’s easy to be cynical when it comes to viral videos, toys, entertainment, and even cars. But impossible not to have at least a soft spot for Hot Wheels.

These die-cast cars are miniature versions of some of our favorite real cars and I always light up when I see them. Now a video goes around TikTok and Twitter from a Hot Wheels collector who leaves a little gift for a Civic driver:

As you may have guessed, the owner of this Civic Type R quickly goes crazy and starts dancing after discovering that not only does a miniature car of his Honda exist, but that a complete stranger has dropped one on his hood uninvited.

The cynic in me says this is clearly an attempt to get attention on social media. The collector could have done the exact same thing and not registered it. It could have just been a moment shared between two passionate people, but I’m going to say “NOPE” to the cynic in me today. By sharing this exchange with us, the happiness here has increased exponentially. actually, I feel like that Civic driver in the video, just to see him giddy with joy. (I don’t know how I would feel if someone was filming me from their window! —ED)

The driver looks at the Hot Wheels then his car, admiring them both. He looks around, does a double take for any sign of the mysterious collector who might be nearby, then jumps into his Honda. I’m sure he’ll treasure this toy for the rest of this Civic’s life.

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Photo: Honda

I don’t know if the driver should keep this little car if he ever decides to sell his Civic, or if he should mount this scale model somewhere in the cabin and let the next owner enjoy it.

UPDATE [Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 11:51 AM ET]:

A twitter user pointed us to the original poster for the video. The TikTok user need4zcars actually has quite a bit of Hot Wheels content besides the Civic video. The TikToker downloaded the video (from the Twitter repost) with the following legend:

✌️Finally did something I always wanted to do, I think he looked pretty happy afterwards🙌

Yeah. I think the Civic driver seemed happy too.

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Photo: Honda