Tom Hanks crashed a beach wedding in Santa Monica and gave love advice

As you all know, I love celebrity feel good stories. Yesterday, I wrote about how Keanu Reeves gave his stunt team personalized Rolexes after wrapping John Wick 4. And another feel good story has come to light. Last Friday, Tom Hanks crashed a wedding, and it wasn’t his first time. Brides Diciembre and Tashia Farries were celebrating their wedding on a beach in Santa Monica. The couple were taking their wedding pictures with their one year old when Tom walked over to congratulate them on their nuptials. Tom even posed for photos with the happy couple. Below are a few more details via Yahoo!:

“We were so in our own moment so for him to walk up, it was shocking and took a second for us to realize. It was the cherry on top for our big day,” Diciembre Farries told TODAY.

In a video of the encounter, members of the wedding party can be heard shouting, “That’s Woody!” referring to the character Hanks voiced in the “Toy Story” series.

The newlyweds said Hanks spent at least five minutes chatting with them and even asked them for a photo. They posed with Hanks and their 1-year-old son, August.

“He said he noticed the ceremony and gave us many compliments and just said we looked beautiful,” Tashia Farries said. “He gave us love advice and was just so positive and humble.”

[From Yahoo!]

This is one of the cutest stories about Tom that I have read in a while. The fact that he stuck around for five minutes giving the couple advice on love and marriage is such a dad move and I can’t. The couple said that Tom was extremely gracious and humble and I believe this wholeheartedly. I also think it was hilarious that everyone recognized Tom as Woody in Toy Story and not by his other roles. This couple will always have the memory and evidence of Tom Hanks at their wedding. I wonder how this story will turn into a family myth over the years. Anyways, Tom can crash my wedding, if I were to have one, any time. I am sure his love advice is excellent. I hope we hear more of these feel good stories because in these dark times I need reminding of how amazing humans can be.



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  1. Becks1 says:

    Awww I love these feel-good celeb stories. I laughed at the bit about him being Woody, not from his other iconic roles. I guess that’s how it goes though, the wheel of time keeps turning lol. And yes, he would be a good one to get love advice from, to have been married for over 30 years for the same person in Hollywood is impressive.

    • Julia K says:

      Love advice? I may be old but I remember that Mr Hanks divorced his wife Samantha because he fell in love with Rita Wilson. They worked on Bosom Buddies together, one of my favorite shows in 1980’s. They married in 1988. (Looked that up) Samantha later died of cancer.

      • Ann says:

        I thought he was already divorced or separated when he met Rita (whom he met on the set of Volunteers). Guess not. And he had kids with Samantha too. Yikes.

        Yes, I like Hanks and I believe he must have some good love advice because he HAS been married to Rita for decades now. That said, I am not crazy about her. Maybe she’s great IRL but she’s a mediocre actress and she’s very try-hard.

        Anyway, cute story.

      • Becks1 says:

        he’s been married to rita since 1988….so yes, that’s a long marriage for anyone and especially for Hollywood, so yes, I would get love advice from him.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        and Paul Newman divorced his wife to marry Joanne Woodward. and then had a 50 year marriage to her until he died.

        just because a person leaves a spouse for a different one doesn’t disqualify them from giving advice about love.

        especially if the second marriage was one that lasted. sometimes, people marry the wrong person when they’re young and don’t have much life experience, and then the RIGHT person comes along and it hits you…”THIS is the person I was meant to be with.” it’s probably what happened to Hanks, too. I think you’re being a little bit judgmental here. I’d agree if we were talking about taking love advice from someone like Sharon Osbourne or one of the Kardashian sisters.

  2. Sunny says:

    I think they stressed woody to explain to the baby maybe?

    • BeanieBean says:

      Yeah, there were a few little kids there so saying ‘there’s Woody’ makes sense. I love how Tom truly just crashed the wedding, hung around, chatting with the couple & their kid, no hurry to leave.

  3. UnKaren says:

    But how hot is this couple?!

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      How freaking happy and excited and IN LOVE are they! It warms my cold shriveled heart.

    • PixiePaperdoll says:

      I was there for it until I saw the brown shoes with the black suit. But the dress is amazing!

  4. elina says:

    I don’t like this. It’s gross. He’s an ACTOR!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      what’s gross about it?

    • TaraBest says:

      And also…a human. It’s natural to congratulate people getting married, even if you don’t know them. I congratulated a couple at the zoo the other week wearing “just married” t-shirts.

    • popsicle_vp says:

      I am sorry – this seems nonsensical. He is an actor by professional. Like some mentioned, he is a human being. The wedding party seemed to look delighted to have him. Tom Hanks seems like a great person and he plays spades. For the spades alone, he had my vote.

  5. TaraBest says:

    Love this! Glad to see Hanks is upholding his reputation as one of the nicest guys out there. I need more stories like this and Keanu.

  6. Barbie1 says:

    He is such a sweet guy. I would love for a celeb to crash my wedding. On a side note I’m pissed the Oscars keep snubbing his wonderful performances as of late.

  7. Calypso says:

    Am I the only one who would hate if a celebrity crashed my wedding….?

    We can agree that another couple getting engaged at a wedding is stealing thunder, but doesn’t it feel like stealing my thunder by making it all about the celebrity? This is a stranger crashing a wedding lol.

    Anyways this couple looks happy, so that’s great for them! But I’d personally be pissed as hell, I don’t want anyone crashing my wedding, celebrity or not. Celebrities aren’t better than us *shrug*

  8. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I do enjoy Tom Hanks, but if I saw him in person would I cry Woody? Forest? Knowing me, I’d call him after an early tanked role…. Hey Joe! 😁

  9. Nikki* says:

    There are plenty of celebrities I would absolutely not like at my wedding (Trump?!Barf) ; so a celebrity would be ASSUMING they’d be welcome. But after reading it was on a beach, and he was probably strolling by, I thought it was much more charming. Keanu, Jason Mamoa, or Tom Hanks could crash any of my parties at any time.