Is Tom Hanks a Thin Mint guy or does he go more for Samoas? Tagalongs maybe? Or Trefoils?
We may not know which Girl Scout cookie variety is the Oscar-winning actor’s favorite, but we do know he loves those cookies, and for one group of California Girl Scouts, that was all that really mattered.
Hanks, who was on his way to a Los Altos typewriter shop with his 19-year-old son last week, showed he’s just like us in that he absolutely cannot resist the draw of a gaggle of sash-wearing, cookie-slinging girls. When he spotted a trio of Girl Scouts peddling their delicious treats, he stopped, bought four boxes of cookies and then donated an additional $20, People reports.
But the actor didn’t stop there. Hanks spent most of the day in the San Francisco Bay area town, hanging out with the girls and helping them sell their cookies. It turns out, the face of a major Hollywood star can go a long way, and when combined with the deliciousness of Girl Scout cookies, that’s a combination few can resist.
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Hanks let buyers take photos with him, but only after they bought cookies, helping the girls reach their cookie sale goals.
— Los Altos Town Crier (@latc) March 12, 2015
“I’m still on cloud nine,” Archana Appanna, whose daughter was one of the three Scouts selling cookies alongside Hanks, told the Los Altos Town Crier, which also tweeted a photo of the group, including Hanks. “We did not know who he was at first because he covered his face with a baseball cap and glasses.”
Kudos to Hanks for showing a group of Girl Scouts just how far a good deed can go — and how an act that’s undoubtedly small in his mind is an unforgettable experience for three young girls.