Some say that the famous “box of chocolates” line from Forrest Gump was written about Tom Hanks himself. Because Hanks, like most boxes of chocolate, will randomly pop up at unexpected times and places. Dude has been notoriously popping up in random folks’ lives for years now. Add this one to the list.
Photographer Meg Miller was photographing a wedding over the weekend when Hanks approached the bride and groom she was working with in Central Park. According to Miller, Hanks could have minded his own business, kept walking along, and no one would have ever known he was there. Fortunately for all of us, that’s not how Hanx (he calls him Hanx) rolls.
Via The Huffington Post:
Miller said people running in the park were mostly staying far away from the shoot, but at one point she put her camera down to let “this guy” pass when he came too close to the couple.
Except the guy didn’t pass. Instead, he approached the newlyweds, “took off his hat, just leaned right into the group and said ‘Hi, I’m Tom Hanks,’” she said.
According to Miller, he then proceeded to shake hands, kissed the bride’s hand and wished the pair congratulations ― even offering up a few wedding services of his own.
“He asked if they needed a wedding officiant, because he is an ordained minister,” she said with a laugh.
After taking a selfie with the couple, which he posted on his own Instagram, Hanks just “sort of took off running,” Miller said. “Had he just run past us we would have never known it was him.”
Tom f*ckin’ Hanks, man… just showing up at people’s weddings for his own shits and giggles. I mean this when I say this: Tom Hanks is one of our greatest national treasures.