An Australian child named Corona DeVries wrote Tom Hanks a letter while he and his wife Rita Wilson were recovering from coronavirus in that country. Hanks was moved by Corona’s mention of being bullied for his name, so he sent the 8-year-old a vintage Corona typewriter and a message
The story was first covered by Australia’s 9 News, which reported Hanks’ letter said:
Dear Friend Corona, Your letter made my wife and I feel so wonderful! Thank you for being such a good friend. Friends make their friends feel good when they are down. I thought this typewriter would suit you. I had taken it to the Gold Coast, and now, it is back—with you. Ask a grown up how it works. And use it to write me back.
Corona told 9 News about the gift, “It’s awesome, because it’s so old it must have belonged to someone before they gave it to Tom Hanks.”
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