Chris Hemsworth stops to give a hitchhiker a lift in his helicopter

Chris Hemsworth stops to give a hitchhiker a lift in his helicopter

Imagine you're standing by the side of the road, thumb up, ready to see where the road takes you. The next thing you know, you're in Chris Hemsworth's private helicopter flying away and chatting like you're the best of friends.

That's exactly what happened to one hitchhiker who recently got the shock of his life when the Hollywood movie star picked him up from the side of the road.

On Sunday, the Thor actor posted an Instagram video of himself and his friend Luke Zocchi picking up US musician, Scott Hildebrand in Brisbane.

Welcoming the stunned traveler into their car, Luke turns to the camera and says: "Little does he know we're getting a chopper."

"You're choppering to Byron Bay, brother! Scotty boy" he later shouts, after the musician, who had just arrived from Mexico, asks if they're flying.

Following the incredible incident, hitchhiker Scott told E! News what the trip meant to him, saying: "The experience was so cool and unexpected. They're so nice and I couldn't believe it was happening."

Chris' video on social media was accompanied by a caption that made it clear he was happy with the encounter too.

"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 @scotthilde ??#WelcomeToAustralia," he wrote.

In addition, fans online were thrilled with the footage, with many naming it "the hitchhiker's dream".

"What a beautiful story of kindness!" Instagrammer @judy.wong.108 wrote. She was joined by fellow social media user 7_kimberly_kay who commented on the post saying "You just became my favorite celebrity. What a nice guy."

In other Hemsworth news, earlier in October, Chris spoke out about feeling "gross" about his wealth and wanting his children to appreciate the life they lead. The movie star is married to Elsa Pataky, with the couple sharing three children: five-year-old daughter India and twin three-year-old sons, Tristan and Sasha.

"I feel gross about it [my wealth]," he said. "I remember saving up for a surfboard when I was younger. The surfboard was $600 and I saved up for a whole year with dad's help. I didn't even want to surf on it for fear of damaging it. It taught me so many lessons about appreciation and working hard for something. When I think about my kids, I don't want them to miss that joy."

Claiming that he wanted his kids to know the satisfaction of working for things, he continued: "When I think about my kids, I don’t want them to miss that joy. Elsa and I talk a lot about how we instill that same appreciation and respect for things. I don’t want them to feel like they’re privileged in any way. The fact that we have money and their parents are famous, that somehow they’re special, that scares me because we grew up with no money."

Is there a more down-t0-earth celebrity out there? Probably not. Keep doing you, Chris.