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Tom Hanks Gift Typewriter to Boy Bullied for His Name, Corona

LOS ANGELES – Tom Hanks helped cheer up a boy who was bullied for his name, which happens to be Corona, People magazine reported.

On April 23, Australian media reported that the Oscar-winning actor had become pen pals with the 8-year-old Australian, Corona, after the child sent him a letter while he and his wife, Greek-American Rita Wilson were recovering in Australia from COVID-19, People reported.

“Corona wrote Hanks to ask if he and his wife were okay,” People reported, adding that “the boy also told Hanks he had been feeling ‘sad and angry’ because classmates started bullying him about his name.”

Hanks then sent a gift to Corona, “a special typewriter he had brought with him on his travels,” People reported, noting that “it happened to be made by the brand Corona.”

“Your letter made my wife and I feel so wonderful! You’re the only person I’ve ever known to have the name Corona — like the ring around the sun, a crown,” Hanks replied in a letter typed on the Corona typewriter, according to Reuters, People reported.

“I thought this typewriter would suit you. Ask a grown up how it works. And use it to write me back,” Hanks wrote, adding a reference to his Toy Story films, “P.S. You got a friend in ME!” People reported.

Hanks has been vocal about his and his wife’s battle with coronavirus. The couple has since recovered and is now back home in Los Angeles.

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