Photographs of actor Tom Hanks posing with an apparently drunken customer he encountered in a diner were originally popularized by a reddit discussion thread back in August 2012:
Memo to self:
Be Tom Hanks
This pic is hilarious already, but here is the back story:
The fella in the white doesn’t know Tom hanks, never met never will
Tom was sitting at the bar with his friend having a few beers, when he noticed this guy passed out, he went over to see if he was ok noticed the guy’s mobile phone was on the table shot off a few pics and left the guy passed out and put the phone in the guys pocket
Seriously can you imagine finding this on your phone after a drunken night out ???
However, the original reddit post suggested that (contrary to the example text reproduced above) the other party in the pictures was not a passed-out drunk who was unaware that Hanks was snapping photographs of him with his cell phone, but rather a fan who ran into Hanks at a restaurant and deliberately pretended to be drunk while posing for some amusing snapshots with a compliant celebrity.