Great news New Yorkers! If you happen to have dropped something on the street, superstar Tom Hanks is on a mission to help you get it back! Keep reading for his hilarious new lost and found mission.
Lose a sock? Maybe your student ID? Well if you live in New York, Tom Hanks, 59, is looking to reunite you with your lost belongings. The beloved actor has taken on a Twitter campaign documenting items that he finds all over the Big Apple, in hopes that some people might be able to claim their lost items!
For over a year now, Tom has been photographing random items he finds on the streets of New York and documents them on his Twitter account. Sometimes, he actually hopes to reunite items with their owner, as in the case of a girl named Lauren who lost her Fordam University student ID. He posted a photo of it — making sure to use his thumb to cover her last name — and wrote “Lauren! I found your Student ID in the park. If you still need it my office will get to you. Hanx.” Aww, what a great guy!
In that case, he actually did help reunite Lauren with her ID, as she said “I’m sitting in the library trying to get homework done, and I get an email with a link to Twitter that said ‘You’re famous,’” the student told Good Morning America in October after his post went up.
Tom seems to have a particular affinity for lost gloves, posting pics of ones found atop fire hydrants, behind pipes, or just laying on the street in a strange position, as one did where he asked if anyone else saw a bunny with the way the fingers were pointed. He likes to make snarky comments about some of them, such as a brown driver’s glove, dirtied on the ground with the caption “Before: Fine quality leather glove. After: Roadkill. Hanx.”
The Bridge of Spies star also makes note of a woman’s single black high heel pump, saying “She left in a hurry,” as well as a striped sock, asking “Who loses a sock? I mean, how do you drop a sock?” We’re not sure with what Tom’s obsession with documenting lost items on the streets of NYC is, but it’s hilarious and we hope it never stops!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Tom’s fascination with tweeting lost items? Funny or weird?