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5 Times Tom Hanks Went Out of His Way to Be Kind to Total Strangers

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Tom Hanks returns to Saturday Night Live to host the show for the ninth time this week. In honor of this fine occasion, it’s time to remember his well-documented random acts of kindness to total strangers.

Whether it’s helping wherever help is needed, or making someone’s day, month or whole existence, the good news continues to drop out of the sky. That’s just how the Inferno actor’s particular brand of benevolence manifests itself.

Here, take a victory lap through five random acts of kindness of Tom Hanks.

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