Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks is still known as the nicest guy in all of Hollywood, and for good reasons. What’s more, this doesn’t seem it this will change any time soon. At the 2020 Golden Globe ceremony on Sunday, Hanks got the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award for Achievement in Film, and it was the perfect opportunity for people to speak up about their real-life mett-up chances with Hanks.
Here, we’ve collected some of the best stories about people meeting Hanks in real life. Take a look yourself at them, and restore your faith in humanity, because, thank God, not all famous people are arrogant. Also, leave us in the comments below what you think of these stories, and share any of your own possible encounters with celebrities.
May celebrities wear two radically different types of behaviors: one they show in public and one in private. Heck, we could even say that for ordinary people – they behave totally different around strangers, compared to their families and relatives.
But Hanks is one the rare ones who is always genuine, no matter who he’s talking to. Compassionate. Kind-hearted. Caring. He’s the perfect stranger to help us out when we’ve had a string of bad luck and the perfect neighbor.
Hanks is known for spending lots of time with his fans. He sometimes sends them gifts. And even answers their emails or letters. With a typewriter. Oh yeah, he’s that awesome.
When we look at Hanks, there’s a small intuitive feeling that there’s something oddly family-like about him. And we’re not wrong to think that at all! After all, Hanks’ family is related to the 16th president of the United States—Abraham Lincoln himself. When you realize that, some things just click into place, don’t they?
“The members of my branch of the family are either cousins or in-laws or poor relations. So when I was at school, guess which president I was always doing essays on,” Hanks joked.