November 11, 2017- Despite the barrage of negative news in Hollywood right now, Tom Hanks comes out with a breath of fresh air. Tom Hanks is easily one of the nicest men in Hollywood.
According to Rebecca Hawkes in 2013, Hanks met one of his biggest fans: a woman named Sarah Moretti. Moretti, who has autism, had spent years collecting pictures and news-cuttings related to Hanks and putting them together into a scrapbook. Hanks, who met the super-fan backstage at his Broadway show Lucky Guy, not only took the time to go through the boo but appeared to be genuinely delighted by it, saying: “Sarah, this is so great. You know, even my mum doesn’t have something like this.”
In an article released by Telegraph Co UK, Since January 2013, Hanks has been using his Twitter feed to share photographs of all the lost gloves he finds on the streets of New York. We’re not quite sure why, but can attest that looking through Hanks’s pictures of forlorn lost gloves is a strangely addictive pastime.
In October 2014, a New York cabbie, whose story was featured in the Humans of New York Facebook project, told the website about the time when Tom Hanks got into his cab. At first, the driver didn’t recognize the star, but, after clocking who he was, he responded in time-honored fashion:
“I look him in the eye, and I scream: ‘WIIIIIIILLLSSSSSOOOOOOON!!!’” he said. “And that really got him. He started laughing hard. He sees that I’ve got this Ferrari hat on, and a Ferrari shirt too, so he starts calling me ‘Mr. Ferrari.’ The whole ride, he keeps calling me ‘Mr. Ferrari.’ So after we get to his destination, we snap a quick photo, and he goes on his way.”
So far, so heartwarming. But the story doesn’t end there.
“Over the next few weeks, I just happen to randomly pick up people that know him. People who have acted with him before, people who work with him,” the cabbie continued. “And every time, I tell them: ‘Tell Mr. Hanks that Mr. Ferrari says “hello”.’ Every time I say that. Then one day I’m driving, and I get a text from one of the people that I’d driven, and it says: ‘Mr. Hanks wants to invite you to see his Broadway show.’ ”
The driver and his partner received tickets for the Broadway show and met the star backstage.
“After the show, we’re waiting for him in his dressing room, and he walks in and screams: ‘Mr. Ferrari!’” the driver said. “And you wanna know the craziest thing? The name of his show was Lucky Guy. How crazy is that? Cause that was me. A lucky guy!”