Claim:   Photographs show actor Tom Hanks posing with a drunk, passed-out customer in a diner.


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, March 2013]

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 ???


Origins:   These 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. The original post suggested that (contrary to the example text reproduced above) the other party in the photos was not a passed-out drunk who was unaware that Hanks was snapping photos 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 pictures with a compliant celebrity.

Last updated:   13 June 2015

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