Hollywood’s penultimate nice guy Tom Hanks has proved yet again that just because you’re one of the world’s biggest names, it doesn’t mean you can’t be a good bloke.
A Toronto woman named Zena Gopal sent Hanks a letter explaining a bet she made with her friends last month.
“Some friends and I made a bet to see who could get a headshot from a famous actor the fastest and we agreed for consistency’s sake on Tom Hanks,” she wrote on Facebook.
“I take weird bets seriously (apparently nobody else followed through) and wrote him a letter explaining the bet and telling him that I really wished we could take a selfie together instead.
“On a whim, I enclosed a stupid picture of me and a llama just in case. Today I got this in the mail.”
That’s right, the actor actually sent her a letter in reply – along with a selfie, like she asked for!
“Hey, Zena, Does this count as a head shot?” he wrote.
“Sorry for the beard, but I have some shooting coming up and I must have whiskers.
“My headshot is not all that current, taken long ago and I’d come off vain sending along.”
He also wrote about Christmas and the music from his film That Thing You Do!, which Zena mentioned she was a big fan of her in letter.
“For the record I still find myself humming some of the music from That Thing You Do! like you. I was always partial to the songs Dance With Me Tonight and Drive Faster.,” Hanks wrote.