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Tom Hanks Tells A Bullied Boy Called Corona ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me!’

Tom Hanks Tells A Bullied Boy Called Corona ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me!’


Tom Hanks has cemented his status as the ‘greatest guy in Hollywood’ after sending a Corona brand typewriter to a young boy in Australia who was being bullied over his name.

Corona De Vries, an eight-year-old from the Gold Coast, wrote to Tom Hanks and his wife Rita, after learning the Hollywood couple had to spend more than two weeks in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 while in QLD.

In the heartwarming letter, Corona wrote: “I heard on the news you and your wife had caught the coronavirus. Are you OK?”

Saying although he loved his name, the young boy expressed how sad and angry he was that people at school were now teasing him and calling him the coronavirus.

The Hollywood star responded to the boy’s letter on a Corona typewriter that he had bought over with him to Australia. “Your letter made my wife and I feel so wonderful!”

“You know, you are the only person I’ve ever known to have the name Corona — like the ring around the sun, a crown,” Hanks wrote to the boy. “I thought this typewriter would suit you. Ask a grown up how it works. And use it to write me back.”

In conclusion to the touching letter, Hanks handwrote: “P.S. You got a friend in ME!” (And cue the tissues!)


Images: Instagram

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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