Tom Hanks has set up what is essentially the basis for a pretty great ’90s Tom Hanks movie, after finding a lost student ID, then reaching out to its owner to try and get it back to her.
The ID card belongs to a Fordham University student named Lauren, and the actor – who has an adorable habit of signing off every Tweet as ‘Hanx’ – reached out to her earlier today on social media.
Lauren! I found your Student ID in the park. If you still need it my office will get to you. Hanx. pic.twitter.com/Ee9kK4V4qf
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) October 6, 2015
The campaign to find Lauren went viral as hell, with Twitter pitching in to track her down. The first breakthrough came when a Twitter user named Hannah claimed that the ID belonged to her friend.
Earlier today, CBS news anchor Alice Gainer successfully tracked down the mysterious Lauren, offering a pic as proof, an clarifying that, while the student has a new ID, she would still very much like to meet up and get the old one back.
— Alice Gainer (@GainerTV) October 7, 2015
In March of this year, a kind soul found a credit card belonging to Hanks on the street, and rather than go on a spending spree buying up oversized piano keyboards, returned it to him, so today’s gesture may be his way of paying it forward.
Either way, well-played, Hanks.
via BBC News
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