Tom Hanks decided to surprise a same-sex couple in Los Angeles by crashing their wedding and snapping a photo with them
The actor was jogging through the park when he spotted the wedding, Fox LA reported.
After watching from afar, he approached the couple to congratulate them on their big day.
Diciembre and Tashia Ferries were extremely shocked to see the actor, with their guests shouting: “There’s Tom Hanks!”
It seems that Hanks was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was a same-sex wedding, and told Tashia that it was “one of the most beautiful ceremonies” that he’d “ever seen”.
Speaking to Fox, Diciembre said: “Our wedding was already a dream to me. To finally marry her – this was our day. And everybody we love was there, and… Tom Hanks just walks up! Out of all days, out of all people, he walked on the beach today. It was meant to be.”
Hanks took a number of pictures with the happy couple and their one-year-old son.
Diciembre felt like Hanks’ presence there made them feel accepted as a same-sex couple.
“For us to be two women – yes it’s 2021, but it’s just unfortunately not accepted everywhere yet – but it’s like he didn’t even see that,” she added.
Tom Hanks has long be considered an ally of the LGBT+ community, beginning when he portrayed a gay man suffering from an AIDS-related condition in the film Philadelphia.
“The educational empowerment of the movie has done some good. How much good I’m not sure. We might have been able to get to a place as a society as a whole where the truth is talked about. What it hasn’t done is wipe out AIDS,” Hanks said of the film.
This is also not the first time Tom Hanks crashed a wedding. He previously surprised a pair of newlyweds in 2016 while they were taking photos in Central Park.