Couple Gets Engaged With Help From Tom Hanks

He took time out from promoting his new book at the Texas Book Festival
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 5, 2017 5:17 PM CST
Tom Hanks Helps Couple With Marriage Proposal
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Oscar-winning actor and author Tom Hanks used a Texas Book Festival appearance to help a couple get engaged, the AP reports. Hanks was in Austin on Saturday and spoke to hundreds of listeners about his new book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories. Hanks at one point told the crowd that he was bored of taking their questions and wanted to ask one himself.

Hanks then pulled out a piece of paper and said that a man in the crowd, Ryan McFarling, had a question for a woman named Nikki Young. Hanks said the question was: "Nikki, will you marry me?" The couple went on stage, McFarling got down on one knee and gave Young a ring. Hanks then hugged the newly engaged woman and offered his best wishes to the couple.

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