23 Reasons Tom Hanks Would Be The Ultimate Best Friend

T. Hanks is always there when you need him.

1. He’d make sure all your most embarassing moments are documented.

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2. Because he knows the importance of being young at heart.

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3. And that mocking infants is perfectly okay.

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4. He would tell you all of his greatest stories.

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5. Because he has no problem spilling some of his Hollywood secrets.

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6. He’d demonstrate how to be passionate about the important things in life.

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7. And teach you how to make all your peers envious.

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8. He’d also show you all his best dance moves.

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9. Because he knows there is no problem in celebrating your own success.

Yep, that’s Tom taping his Golden Globe award to his limo — and no it’s not cocky, it’s called being a boss. Speaking of bosses — he’s also friends with Bruce Springsteen.

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10. He’d help you open your heart and mind to new relationships.

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11. He’s a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln.

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Yeah, our new best friend is a third cousin, four times removed from Honest Abe.

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12. But that doesn’t mean he won’t do bad shit with his friends.

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13. His companionship would make you as happy as a penguin…

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14. Or a corgi on a treadmill!

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15. He would get you interested in cool vintage things like typewriters.

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16. And be your ultimate pen pal.

Back in 2012, the people at Nerdist invited the World’s Most Amazing Man to be on their podcast by way of bribing him with a sweet-ass typewriter. He responded to the request with this hilariously clever letter.

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17. Because he’d remind you to never take yourself too seriously.

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18. He would always throw the greatest costume parties.

Just call him T-Killa Hanx.

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19. He would push you to realize your potential in life — and ping pong.

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20. You could help him prepare for movie roles.

When Hanks was filming A League Of Their Own, he needed to gain 30 lbs. — he accomplished his goal mostly with ice cream. Last year, Hanks announced that he has type 2 diabetes — so now you get to eat all the ice cream.

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21. And he’d give you awesome gifts — just because.

Yeah, because he’s the MOST THOUGHTFUL man to grace our nation’s capital.

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22. He would make sure you remember the importance of family.

This is a picture Hanks tweeted out of his family watching the USA—Belgium World Cup game — like a true American.

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23. And most importantly he’d share his wisdom on how to be the most likeable human of all time.

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Yes, Tom. Really. So stop being so modest. It only makes us love you more.

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