The surreal moment happened when photographer Meg Miller was taking snaps of newlyweds Elisabeth and Ryan in New York City's Central Park, when she noticed a runner about to cross their path. Miller explained to The Huffington Post that she paused the picture-taking to let the man pass, only to have him approach the couple, and introduce himself, "Hi, I'm Tom Hanks."
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Here's how the photographer described the encounter:
According to Miller, he then proceeded to shake hands, kissed the bride's hand and wished the pair congratulations ― even offering up a few wedding services of his own.
"He asked if they needed a wedding officiant, because he is an ordained minister," she said with a laugh.
Hanks took a selfie with the couple -- which he posted on his Instagram account -- and then took off running again. We can only hope he also threw in a wave and "Have a nice day," Forrest Gump-style.
The actor is famously known for being one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. It's comforting that that reputation is very much well-earned. Thanx, Hanx.
[via: Meg Miller, Tom Hanks, The Huffington Post]
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