MOSCOW, 23 APR – RIA Novosti. American actor Tom Hanks wrote a letter and sent the gift in the form of a typewriter, the boy from Australia who was abused at school because of the name of the Crown, according to local television station 7 News.
Eight-year-old Corona De Vries, who was given the name from the outer part of the solar atmosphere, from the city of gold coast in the Australian state of Queensland, in early April wrote a letter to Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, who spent three weeks in the same city, while recovering from coronavirus.
In the letter, the boy wrote that he had learned from the news that Hanks and his wife contracted the coronavirus, and inquired about the health of the actor. The child told that “he loves his name, but at school he’s called “coronavirus” because of what he is “angry and upset”.
Hanks said in a letter to the boy after returning to the US by typing it on the typewriter company Smith Corona, which the actor took with them to Australia.
“my wife and I was very pleased to receive your letter… I saw you on TV, when I returned to the US… Although I have recovered to the point thanks to your letter to me has become even better,” wrote Hanks, thanking the boy because “he’s such a good friend.”
the Letter was not the only surprise for the boy, Hanks also gave the Crown the same typewriter.
“I thought that this typewriter would fit you… Ask adults how it works, and use that to write me in response,” added Hanks. At the end of the letter the actor wrote by hand: “you Have a friend – me!”.
that Oscar-winning actor and his wife contracted the coronavirus, a new type became known in mid-March. At the time they were in Australia, where Hanks was involved in the shooting of the biopic on the life of Elvis Presley. A couple was hospitalized, but a few days after treatment was discharged from the hospital.
Hanks is known to spectators on such films as “Big,” “Forrest Gump”, “Saving private Ryan”, “Outcast”, “the Miracle on the Hudson” and many others. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded Hanks the Presidential medal of freedom. He twice received the award “Oscar” for best actor – films “Philadelphia” (1993) and “Forrest Gump” (1994).
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