May 20, 2024


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Tom Hanks sends typewriter to bullied Australian boy named Corona

FILE Image: 26th Display screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 19, 2020 – Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. REUTERS/Monica Almeida

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tom Hanks has sent a letter and a Corona brand name typewriter to an Australian boy who wrote to him about currently being bullied over his title, Corona, Australian television networks claimed on Thursday.

Corona De Vries, an 8-yr-aged from the Gold Coast in Queensland condition wrote to the Hollywood star immediately after he and his wife, Rita, experienced used a lot more than two months in quarantine immediately after tests positive for COVID-19 in the Australian beach vacation resort.

The boy experienced created to Hanks stating: “I listened to on the information you and your wife experienced caught the coronavirus,” Channel 7 Information claimed. “Are you alright?”

He claimed he liked his title but folks at school named him the coronavirus, which made him “sad and angry”.

“Your letter made my wife and I really feel so amazing!” Hanks replied in a letter typed on a Corona typewriter which he experienced taken to the Gold Coast.

“You know, you are the only individual I’ve at any time known to have the title Corona — like the ring close to the sun, a crown,” the double Oscar winner wrote to the boy.

“I believed this typewriter would fit you,” an graphic of the letter aired by Channel 7 Information confirmed. “Ask a grown up how it operates. And use it to write me back again.”

Hanks handwrote at the close: “P.S. You bought a close friend in ME!”

Reporting by Sonali Paul Modifying by Simon Cameron-Moore

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