Millions of his fans have been sending their well wishes, but others have been sharing their own wholesome stories about the actor.
Keep scrolling to read the best ones…
Hanks has starred in and produced so many timeless productions, and has even been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Golden Globes.
Forrest Gump is probably one of Hank’s most recognizable performances.
Forrest Gump, which was released in 1994, followed the story of an Alabama man with a low IQ living through some of America’s most iconic and life-changing events, such as presidencies of J.F Kennedy and Johnson, the Vietnam war, and Watergate.
So, quite understandably, people were horrified to hear that he had caught the deadly coronavirus over the weekend.
Where he shared an image of a discarded doctor glove with the caption:
“Hello, folks. @ritawilson and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.
Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?”
But he seems to be doing well, and posted a health update yesterday to reassure his fans that the virus hasn’t got the better of him just yet.
Because, obviously, people have been completely losing it.
Many social media users have been seriously panicking at the prospect of a Tom Hanks-less world, and have been expressing their dismay over his diagnosis.
Other users have been sharing their own personal stories about the actor.
It turns out that a lot of people have met Tom Hanks…
And, he has proven he is always the gentleman.
And showed Tom Hanks.
I can’t make this stuff up.
Yep, celebrities drive cars too… But just look at how happy he is. It makes the heart warm.
Imagine how you’d feel when the realization hit…
This is one of the best things we’ve seen. Like ever.
The actor is known for responding to fan mail using a typewriter but this really tops them all off.
Well, this is something to tell the grandkids.
Of course he would be the one to stop. Would we expect anything less?
Can you get any more wholesome?
He seems like he makes so much time for his fans.
Our hearts can’t handle this.
The actor has an infamous obsession with lost gloves, and his Instagram is littered with photos of singular gloves in various locations.
Clearly, he was wanting to save one for this woman here.
He definitely went the extra mile here…
Because who doesn’t need some fancy coffee in their life?
This woman was clearly gushing over the actor and we can certainly see why.
He’s never let his fame get to his head.
This is so sweet.
Free popcorn? From Tom Hanks? Count us in.
11. This guy shook his hand on the Apollo 13 set.
We wished you’d asked for a picture too…
There’s nothing better than someone who is always there supporting their loved ones, regardless of how hectic your schedule is.
After all, manners cost nothing!
He clearly lives up to expectations.
Celebs can fangirl too you know!
They just keep coming!
It’s nice to be nice.
It’s so refreshing to see a celebrity be interested in a fans’ life in such a big way!
We wish we could have been a fly on the wall for this.
He’s done so much charity work yet never brags about it.
Can you get any more heartwarming? No. No, you can’t.