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Tom Hanks helps with a surprise marriage proposal at his book event

Nov 6, 2017

Tom Hanks is taking his reputation for being helpful to a new level, after he assisted a man proposing to his girlfriend.

The Oscar winner appeared Saturday at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, where he was promoting his new book of short stories, "Uncommon Type: Some Stories."

Speaking to an audience of hundreds, according to the Associated Press, Hanks was answering audience questions when he said he was bored and had a question of his own.That's when Hanks, 61, announced that Ryan McFarling had a question for Nikki Young, two people in the crowd. The actor said the question was, "Nikki, will you marry me?"

After McFarling and Young took the stage, the groom-to-be got down on one knee to complete the proposal. Young said yes!

Hanks is well-known for acts of kindness towards the fellow man. Earlier this year, he surprised the White House press corps with a new espresso machine.

And in 2015, he found and returned a Fordham University student's lost ID card.

Hanks has also helped a Girl Scout troop in San Francisco sell their famous cookies, buying four boxes and even leaving a $20 tip, according to the Los Altos Town Crier.


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