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By all accounts, Tom Hanks is not only a great actor, but also a great human being. The guy just keeps getting better with age, doesn’t he?
Yes, he’s supposed to be a heck of a guy, and these 15 people who happened to meet him can certainly attest to that.
Let’s take a look.
1. Helping out a stranger.
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
2. This was a classy move.
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
3. Look, that’s me!
4. Time for a selfie!
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
5. Loves a good book store.
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
6. “The nicest man.”
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
7. You dropped something.
One time I realized I dropped a glove and instinctively turned around to see if it was behind me and there was Tom Hanks, holding it out to me. ❤️
— Ellen O’Neill (@E_ONeill1024) January 6, 2020
8. Likes to include everyone.
My one Tom Hanks story. I was on the set of “A League of Their Own”. Tom was talking with one of my friends and I was just sitting there trying not to be weird while waiting for her. Being the nicest human ever, Tom makes introductions and includes me in the conversation. 😍
— Amy✨ (@TheAmyMaxey) January 6, 2020
9. I’m gonna need proof.
Was at Detroit Tigers game. Guy behind me semi whispers “how’d that guy get on 1st”. Without looking back I said he walked. Figured it was Tom at the half inning and told him my girlfriend in BR doesn’t believe I am sitting by him. Got Tom to call gf on the phone. Incred
— Matthew Shirley (@saysshirley) January 6, 2020
10. A genuine guy.
I met @tomhanks when I was working in the mailroom as an Agent Trainee at CAA LA in 2010. I have never forgotten how kind he was to me. One of the most genuine people I have ever met.
— ashleyeicher (@ashleyeicher) January 6, 2020
11. Salt of the earth.
My Tom Hanks story: April 5, 1990 at MSG playoff game between Islanders & Rangers. I’m sitting w/ friends near center ice and the guys behind us start giving everyone boxes of popcorn. I turn around and it was Tom Hanks and Jon Lovitz! Just talking to us all about hockey! Cool!
— John Pretino (@JPretino) January 7, 2020
12. Wow! That was nice!
Tom Hanks donated a fancy espresso machine to our office pic.twitter.com/6zfedv6HRY
— LA Review of Books (LARB) (@LAReviewofBooks) January 6, 2020
13. He is who everyone thinks he is.
Gotta add my Tom Hanks story. My now husband was Tom’s personal security for his movie That Thing You Do. I tagged along as an extra once and while walking by myself to the set. Tom looked me in the eyes and asked how I was doing. My husband said he is who everyone thinks he is.
— Francee (@Franceesworld) January 6, 2020
14. That is awesome.
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) January 6, 2020
15. The man is solid, no doubt about that.
My TH story: When a former high school actor of mine is cast on Broadway in Hanks’ “Lucky Guy,” I get backstage after and meet Tom, who asks me more questions about me than I can ask about him! #solidcitizen #amazinghuman
— Lewiston Area Trout (@MarkReisetter) January 7, 2020
Have you ever met Tom Hanks or any other celebrity?
If so, tell us about your experience in the comments. Let’s hear the good, the bad, and the ugly!