Tom Hanks is proving once again that he’s not only one of the greatest actors of his generation, but also a swell guy. He found a Fordham University student’s ID, and took to Twitter to help reunite it to its owner, Huffington Post is reporting.
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
Unfortunately, Tom didn’t say which park he found the Fordham ID in, but since Fordham University is in New York City, Central Park seems like as good a guess as any. So if your name is Lauren, you attend Fordham University, and you’ve been in a NYC park recently, Tom Hanks has your ID. According to Top Synergy, Tom Hanks is represented by Creative Arts Agency in L.A.; their phone number is readily available on Google (but won’t be published in this post).
At least one Twitter user believes that the Lauren whose Fordham ID Tom found is actually her friend. Here, have a look.
@tomhanks lolol this is my friend! pic.twitter.com/0jRDwiHVTU
— Hannah Anderson (@hannahanders1) October 6, 2015
Fordham University, according to U.S. News and World Report, is a private university located in New York’s Bronx, with annual tuition and fees in the neighborhood of $45,000.
“Fordham University is a private institution that was founded in 1841. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,633, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 93 acres.”
Among the U.S.’ top colleges and universities, Fordham is ranked 66th in the UNWR rankings.
This not the first time Tom Hanks and his fans have come to each other’s aid via Twitter, according to ABC News. In March of this year, Hanks lost his credit card. A fan found it and returned it to him; Hanks thanked him via Twitter.
A guy named Tony found my credit card on the street in NYC and returned it! Tony! You make this city even greater! Thanx. HANX.
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 13, 2015
In fact, Tom Hanks has a reputation for being a down-to-Earth, approachable guy, despite being a multimillionaire, multiple-time Academy Award winner, and a recognizable actor. He’s even been known to ride the New York City subways, even though he could easily afford a whole fleet of limos. Although to be fair, he appears to – at least once – have been caught committing the heinous subway crime of “Manspreading”; that is, spreading one’s legs apart and taking up more than one seat on a subway car. Hanks admitted to the faux pas on The Late Show With James Corden, according to The New York Daily News.
Meanwhile, over on Twitter, Tom’s Fordham ID post seems to have taken on a life of its own. Where one user thought she recognized her friend (leading to the user being contact by Access Hollywood for comment), others are using the forum to point out what a swell guy Tom Hanks is.
@tomhanks You’re amazing
— Osve (@Osveeee) October 6, 2015
Another user had a little fun with a Tom Hanks movie role.
Another user, also named Lauren (though not the ID-less Fordham student), noted the similarities in her appearance to the other Lauren.
— lauren farmer (@laurenfarmer) October 6, 2015
As of this post, it does not appear that the Fordham University student whose lost ID was found by Tom Hanks has come forward to claim it.