Tom Hanks has been TOM HANKS for 35 years now, ever since Bosom Buddies briefly convinced the nation that what television needed the most was Peter Scolari in a dress. He — Hanks, not Scolari — has remained relevant ever since, in his own unique, likable, goofy Hanks-y way. He’s now a tween icon, thanks to his participation in Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” music video, and Hanks also recently helped a pack of Girl Scouts sell cookies.
Girl Scouts selling cookies on State Street in downtown Los Altos received an unexpected surprise Feb. 28 when a bona fide movie star not only bought cookies, but also tried to help the girls sell more boxes to other passersby.
Tom Hanks…purchased four boxes, donated an additional $20, and offered to have his photo taken with people who recognized him – as long as they bought cookies, too. (Via)
Hanks was in town to visit a typewriter shop with his son, Truman, a freshman at Stanford University, who is not Chet Haze, a graduate of the School of Hard Knockers.