Hey, Lauren From Fordham, Tom Hanks Found Your ID

He offers, via Twitter, to get it back to her
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2015 10:06 AM CDT
In this Jan. 4, 2014, photo, Tom Hanks accepts the Chairman's Award for "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks" at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, Calif.   (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – All Tom Hanks fans wish they were Lauren from Fordham University today. Hanks posted a picture online Tuesday of a student ID from the school, bearing that moniker and a photo but with the last name blocked by his thumb. "Lauren! I found your Student ID in the park," reads the accompanying tweet. "If you still need it my office will get to you. Hanx." Lauren went on Good Morning America Wednesday, explaining that she lost her ID while on a run in Central Park. "I'm not on Twitter," she said. "My professor is on Twitter [and] I'm sitting in the library trying to get homework done yesterday and I get an email with a little link to Twitter, 'You're famous.'" She hasn't heard from Hanks yet, she added, though she really would like her ID back.

Of course, quite a few non-Lauren Twitter users also weighed in before Lauren was found, with most of the responses falling into the "Why couldn't this have happened to me" and the "Tom Hanks is so cool" categories. A few people have also pointed out how fortunate Lauren is to have taken such a fetching student ID picture: "At least it's a good picture. Most ID photo's [sic] suck," says one, while another adds, "proof positive for all you college students - make sure your student ID photos are good pics." And then, of course, there are the jokes: "Tom I found your friend on the beach. If you still need it my office will get to you," tweeted one person, along with a picture of Wilson the volleyball from Cast Away. (Read more Tom Hanks stories.)

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