He stated he beloved his identify however individuals at college known as him the coronavirus, which made him “unhappy and offended”.
“Your letter made my spouse and I really feel so great!” Hanks replied in a letter typed on a Corona typewriter which he had taken to the Gold Coast.
“, you’re the solely particular person I’ve ever identified to have the identify Corona – just like the ring across the solar, a crown,” the double Oscar winner wrote to the boy.
“I assumed this typewriter would swimsuit you,” a picture of the letter aired by Channel 7 Information confirmed.
“Ask a grown up the way it works. And use it to put in writing me again.”
Hanks handwrote on the finish: “P.S. You bought a good friend in ME!”
Hanks was in pre-production on Baz Luhrmann’s as-yet-untitled Elvis Presley biopic at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast when he was identified with COVID-19 final month.
“We felt a bit drained, like we had colds, and a few physique aches,” he wrote on social media on the time.
“Rita had some chills that got here and went. Slight fevers too. To play issues proper, as is required on this planet proper now, we had been examined for the coronavirus, and had been discovered to be optimistic.
“Properly, now. What to do subsequent? The Medical Officers have protocols that have to be adopted. We Hanks’ [sic] will likely be examined, noticed, and remoted for so long as public well being and security requires.”
They’ve since recovered and returned to the US.
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