Fan asks Tom Hanks for headshots, and his response is perfect


Everybody loves Tom Hanks, and just when we didn’t think we could love him more, now we do. 

Toronto’s Zena Gopal made a bet with some friends to see who could receive a celeb headshot first. In just three weeks, Hanks played along and replied with a selfie of himself, flooring Gopal and helping her win.

Alongside the Polaroid featuring Hanks’ stoic, looking-into-the-future face, the Forrest Gump actor sent back a typewritten note. “HANX” is etched at the top of the paper, followed by the line,”Hey, Zena, Does this count as a headshot?” He closes with stating that he’s typing the note as the Polaroid is developing, finding himself “scary.” The Imgur post featuring Hanks has been viewed 1,034,719 times. 


The Forrest Gump icon/dad figure is famed for giving back to fans on multiple occasions, helping a little girl sell Girl Scout cookies, returning a lost university student ID via Twitter, and photobombing a lucky couple’s wedding. Now he’s ending the year on another giving spree.

Though technically, it wasn’t two headshots. But if a legendary actor even sends you one, who the hell is counting? 

H/T Hello Giggles

Dahlia Dandashi

Dahlia Dandashi

Dahlia Dandashi is a multimedia content producer. Her work has been published at the Austin American-Statesman and Viceland. An Arab-American raised in Dubai, she is based in Austin, Texas.