Love hearing things like this … Tom really has a big heart.
Tom Hanks helped one boy cheer up after being bullied for his unique name.
On Thursday, Australian television networks reported that the Oscar winner had become pen pals with 8-year-old Australian boy Corona De Vries after the child sent him a letter while he and wife Rita Wilson were recovering in the country from their positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Corona wrote Hanks to ask if he and his wife were okay. The boy also told Hanks he had been feeling “sad and angry” because classmates started bullying him about his name.
Hanks decided to help make Corona feel better by gifting him a special typewriter he had brought with him on his travels. And it happened to be made by the brand Corona.
“Your letter made my wife and I feel so wonderful! You’re the only person I’ve ever known to have the name Corona — like the ring around the sun, a crown,” Hanks replied in a letter typed on the Corona typewriter, according to Reuters. “I thought this typewriter would suit you. Ask a grown up how it works. And use it to write me back.”
“P.S. You got a friend in ME!” Hanks added, referencing a famous line from his Toy Story franchise.