With the season-opening Australian GP just around the corner, the hype is slowly building to a crescendo. Fans have already begun to flock in as the tickets begin to sell like hot cakes to watch local man, Daniel Ricciardo. A little while ago, Australian fans were asked who they would be cheering for in Sunday’s race.
Naturally, many would opt for their local hero, Ricciardo, who will be racing for Renault this year. A young Australian boy attempted to say Daniel Ricciardo’s name, but somehow it came out wrong. Instead, it sounded like Daniel Avocado.
Ricciardo himself caught wind of this and he absolutely loved it.
— Annie Kearney (@anniemaykearney) March 11, 2019
Update: just asked @danielricciardo about Daniel Avocado. He loved it and said he gets it often ?
— Annie Kearney (@anniemaykearney) March 12, 2019
As expected, Twitter went into a frenzy as people reacted to the adorable moment. Some fans also decided to throw in a few jokes.
Did he happen to know about sebastian vegetable and Kevin magnum ?
— Andrew Tyerman (@atyerman73) March 11, 2019
Daniel Avocado is going to be so fast!! pic.twitter.com/lFpkg7eINZ
— Miss Glitterous (@Neon_Sparkle) March 12, 2019
Holy Guacamole! ?
— Lindy lou (@loopylynne67) March 11, 2019
I laughed so hard! What a little legend ?
— Tim Verrall (@timverrall) March 11, 2019
I'm expecting some reference to Avocado on his car or helmet this weekend now. ?
— Iain (@Muzzoom_Models) March 12, 2019
My daughter calls him Avocado too
— Nir Kahn (@Nir_Kahn) March 12, 2019
HAHAHAHA time to sign a petition to make him legally change his name to that
— faaria (@__honeybadger) March 12, 2019
dude apparently someone called Esteban "Esteban Popcorn" and I'm just dying laughing
— what is a penguins defense? (@mcdavidnhl) March 12, 2019
That explains the green on Daniel's 2019 helmet ?
— Alex Stanger (@alexstanger1993) March 11, 2019
I'll have a Daniel Avocado smash please… perhaps he can trademark it.
— John Bettiol (@johnbettiol) March 12, 2019