Most of us don’t think we’ll ever meet a celebrity in our lives and have come to accept that the screen is usually as close as we’ll get to them. These days, it’s also equally accepted among most celebrities that fans are fans and that they stay on the opposite side of the railings unless they’re doing a charity outreach or simply being nice.
So we totally don’t expect it when a celebrity makes an unannounced public appearance for no real reason – especially when it’s in a place like an In ‘N Out! But this Monday, a bunch of customers were surprised to find a hungry and cheerful Tom Hanks waiting in line with them!
As you can imagine, people calmly freaked out. One minute you’re standing there just trying to get something to eat, and then all of a sudden, Tom Hanks is smiling right behind you! As people took photos of him, Hanks (otherwise known as ‘America’s Dad’), calmly waited in line before announcing that he was going to pay for everyone’s meals.
The customers were literally jumping for joy when they heard the news. As if your day couldn’t get any better! First Tom Hanks walks into the same restaurant as you – then he proceeds to buy you your lunch. How crazy is that?
Then, rather than simply getting his meal and leaving like everyone expected him to, he calmly asked one of the patrons whether he could have a seat with them. After accepting, Hanks sat with a young couple and proceeded to listen to their stories and share jokes with them as he finished his lunch. After finishing up, he quietly stood up, thanked the couple for their time (who had to keep closing their jaws so as not to seem rude) and calmly left the restaurant.
He greeted a few more people on his way out and then drove off. What may have just been another quick lunch for the restaurant, probably went on to change the lives of everyone in that restaurant for good. That’s why we love you, Tom Hanks!