Tom Hanks Reimburses Pair Who Panned His Movie

Actor gives couple $25 out of his own pocket
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2011 10:30 AM CDT
Tom Hanks poses during a photocall ahead of the premiere of his latest movie 'Larry Crowne' in Berlin on June 9, 2011.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Aww, Tom Hanks really is just as nice as he seems ... at least according to the National Enquirer. The tabloid claims the Larry Crowne writer, director, and star recently ran into a couple at a California gas station who had just seen the critically-panned movie. It "wasn't that good," the man told Hanks when the star asked about it. The woman explained that they simply expected more from their favorite actor.

"Gee, I'm sorry you were disappointed, how about letting me refund your ticket money?" Hanks said, and pulled out $25. Though the woman wasn't sure about taking it, her husband gladly accepted, the Telegraph notes.

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