14 more reasons to love Tom Hanks
Actor and writer Tom Hanks is one of those rare birds – a star about whom nobody seems to have a bad word.
It isn’t just that he’s lovely to everyone on set, but out in the world, he seems to have a playful and kind manner that endears him to everyone he meets.
Our friends at Bored Panda have expertly demonstrated this by gathering some tweets about encounters with the great man, and these are our favourites.
My one Tom Hanks story. Was out West skiing. Ended up on road connecting 2 areas. Snowing like hell. Had flat tire. Get out, start doing usual. SUV pulls over, guy gets out. Damn near white out now. Both of us freezing. We get it done. At end introduce ourselves. Tom Hanks.
— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) January 6, 2020
I got one. Relatives visiting LA from back east. Took them on tour of celebrity homes. We’re pulled over on Mulholland so ppl could take a pic of the Hollywood sign when someone pulls up, rolls down window and says “Seen any movie stars today?” Tom Hanks.
— Coastal Eddy (@Coastal__Eddy) January 6, 2020
Here's the pic from that encounter. pic.twitter.com/aVHhq4I81b
— Coastal Eddy (@Coastal__Eddy) 6 January 2020
Once, in 2008, when Tom Hanks was shooting “Angels & Demons” in Rome by the Pantheon, a bride and her father couldn’t approach the chapel because of the hullabaloo, so Hanks stopped filming to escort them to the altar. pic.twitter.com/XcG4vaclIr
— Steve Goldberg (@Steve_Goldberg) November 13, 2019
A number of years ago I left my iPhone unattended in the same room as Tom Hanks. The next day, I found this photo in my camera roll. To be clear: I’ve never met him. But I do believe he is exactly who we hope he is, and I don’t want to know if I’m wrong. pic.twitter.com/TUrCarxt8N
— whitney pastorek (@whittlz) January 6, 2020
He is absolutely a good human. A few years ago when our local book store was doing a fundraiser to try to keep the doors open, he passed by and ended up staying for quite some time signing autographs and trying to get people to come in.
— susie (@SusieMolloy) January 6, 2020
Did a month of stand in work on a film he was making. The man sat next to me, asked me about my life… it was a war movie and my brother was serving at the time. He got out a pen and sent him something. Nicest man.
— Audrey Wauchope Lieberstein (@audreyalison) January 6, 2020
I love these! My most relevant @tomhanks story is when escorted @CLTballet for @kencen Honors the dancers were trying to be cool & not gawk at the afterparty. He came up to them & gushed about their talent & how impressed he was by them asking if he could have a pic w them.
— Benjamen Douglas (@benjamendouglas) 6 January 2020