An 8 yr old was bullied in Australia as ‘Corona’ which went viral. Further, the boy had written to Tom Hanks heartbroken. In return “A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood” star sent the boy a typewriter as a gift.
The actor and his lady love Rita Wilson are stuck in Australia while they were filming for his latest movie. Further, the couple was affected by Corona and has been receiving treatment for it.
The pair is back in the U.S post-recovery and the letter from the boy enquired about their wellness. Adding to this he stated that he liked his name but the other students at school have been bullying him with the name “Coronavirus” which turned him to be “sad and angry.”
.@tomhanks has written a heart-felt letter to a young Helensvale boy named Corona. The 8-year-old was being bullied at school and decided to write to the Hollywood superstar and his wife @RitaWilson, after they were diagnosed with Coronavirus. https://t.co/6l2nzFJNn5#7NEWSpic.twitter.com/H02WF2dRCx
— 7NEWS Gold Coast (@7NewsGoldCoast) April 23, 2020
To this Hanks responded back that: “Your letter made my wife and I feel so wonderful! Thank you for being such a good friend – friends make friends feel good when they are down.”
He added saying: “I saw you on TV, even though I was back in the USA already – and all healthy. Even though I was no longer sick, getting your letter made me feel even better. You know, you are the only person I’ve ever known to have the name Corona — like the ring around the sun, a crown.”
Along with his heartfelt note, Tom had sent a typewriter as a gift which he used it when he was in Australia during his self-isolation time.
Tom hanks stated: “I thought this typewriter would suit you. I had taken it to the Gold Coast, and now, it is back – with you. Ask a grown-up about how it works. And use it to write me back.”
Last but the least Tom concluded the letter: “P.S. You got a friend in ME!”, which was a reference to the song from his Toy Story films.”
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Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx