Not only does Tom regularly pose for hilarious pics with his fans, but his title as America's Dad is well-earned.
Together with his wife Rita, they quietly support dozens of good causes, from science-based projects like the National Space Society, to the Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation (Tom won an Oscar for playing a character with AIDS in Philadelphia) and the Women's Cancer Research Fund (Rita is a breast cancer survivor).
"I'm nice by option because so many people have demonstrated kindness to me." - Tom Hanks
Trish Karlin, EGPAF's Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Business Development, spoke about the couple's support of the foundation, telling HELLO!: "Tom and Rita began supporting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) 25 years ago through our annual A Time for Heroes family festival in Los Angeles.
"Their commitment to fighting to end AIDS in children and young people around the world has been clear and we salute them for their steadfast support of children everywhere to live long, healthy lives."
See the full Kind List here.
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