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Tom Hanks, Literal Hero, Is Keeping Journalists Woke

Christina Marfice

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Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

Tom Hanks has single-handedly kept White House journalists caffeinated for almost 20 years

Tom Hanks, that hero America needs right now, apparently likes his news reporters to stay woke — literally.

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Multiple members of the White House Press Corps tweeted today, showing off photos of the gift that Hanks sent them at their office in the West Wing: a brand new espresso machine. To make the present even better, he included a typewritten note of encouragement to the journalists, who are having a pretty tough time doing their jobs under President Donald Trump's administration.

"Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially for the Truth part," Hanks wrote, giving the press what was probably a much-needed pick-me-up after a week of the Trump administration barring major news outlets from participating in events and press conferences.

Hey, Tom. I have to write about Trump a bunch too. Can I have an espresso machine?

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Honestly, though, it's not even surprising that Hanks would do this. Obviously, he's a damn hero in, like, all his movies — Captain Phillips was off the chain, y'all. But he's also been kind of the low-key cool dad of celebrities for years. He does things like prank drunk dudes in bars and send hilarious selfies to his fans on the regular. And remember that time he ran into a couple taking their wedding photos in Central Park and just casually joined in on the photo shoot? Hanks has a longstanding reputation for just being a super-standup dude and awesome to his fans.

And while his message to the Press Corps may seem like a little bit of a jab at the current president, Hanks' giving nature crosses party lines — he sent espresso machines to the Press Corps under presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush too.

Tom Hanks has single-handedly kept White House journalists caffeinated for almost 20 years
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Tom Hanks has single-handedly kept White House journalists caffeinated for almost 20 years
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