Tom Hanks Just Helped a Couple Get Engaged
The actor paused a book tour session to help a fan pop the question.
Tom Hanks has a knack for making his fans' most romantic moments even more memorable. A year after taking impromptu photos with a bride and groom in Central Park, the actor helped a Texas man propose to his unsuspecting girlfriend.
At the Texas Book Festival on Saturday, Hanks was taking questions about his new book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, when he revealed that he had an inquiry of his own. He pulled out a piece of paper and said that a man in the crowd, Ryan McFarling, had a simple question for fellow audience member Nikki Young: "Nikki, will you marry me?" McFarling then led Young to the stage, where he got down on one knee and presented her with a ring. According to the Associated Press, Young said yes before Hanks hugged the bride-to-be and offered the couple his best wishes.
It's no wonder that Tom Hanks is the master of romance-he's had years of experience. The actor and his wife, fellow actress Rita Wilson, celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary in May. When asked how the couple planned to commemorate the milestone, Hanks was adamant about keeping his plan a surprise. "We have top secret plans that are going to set the world on fire," he told E! News.
The couple may be decades into their marriage, but Hanks has never stopped feeling like the luckiest man on earth. "I told her long ago, 'If you and I were at the same high school I wouldn't have had the courage to speak to you,'" Hanks said on 60 Minutes last year. "Too vivacious, too beautiful, too popular-everything-too upbeat, too positive." Hanks and Wilson married in 1988 and share two children, Chet and Truman Theodore Hanks.
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