Tom Hanks sent this fan a typewriter as a thank you

Hanksgiving came a day early this year for one Tom Hanks fan when she received a gift from the actor himself—a Royal brand typewriter.

Artist Denise Esposito posted a photo of the typewriter and a letter signed by Hanks to Reddit on Wednesday.

The letter reads, “For your lovely book of sketches of—all—those MOVIES… here’s a typewriter to do with whatever you need… Make more art! And many thanks… Tom Hanks.”

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Esposito told LAist that she met Hanks at the Rome Film Festival in October, and gave his publicist a Moleskin book of sketches painted of each of his movies. The sketchbook took her three weeks to complete.

“I was like ‘OK, at least I’m sure he’ll receive it.’ And a few minutes later a guy called me saying that Tom Hanks just saw my sketchbook and wanted to meet me! I couldn’t believe it and nearly started to cry,” Esposito said. 

Esposito said Hanks, a typewriter collector, told her, “I will send you a typewriter! I’ve got many and I’d love for you to have one.”

View Esposito’s impressive watercolors below:

Esposito’s Hanksgiving miracle is definitely one for the books.

H/T Mashable

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.