Tom Hanks Reading Nice Tweets Aloud Is the Most Pleasant Thing We’ve Seen So Far This Week

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There’s a lot of bad and ugly in the world today, and it’s not often that the internet is someplace we can go to take a break from all of that – but today, it is!

Because Tom Hanks (in the spirit of Mr. Rogers, whom he recently played on the big screen) is reading some of the nicest tweets he could find.

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He sat down to do the thing with Twitter Movies, and each tweet he read had a sweet, quirky story to go along with it.

It began with a tweet from a former McDonald’s employee who regularly gave people 1 more chicken nugget than they asked for – a small but appreciated surprise.

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“That is a man who’s not only being nice, but he’s feeing the world a little bit better,” said Hanks. “And he’s bucking the corporate strategy. Bravo! That’s a nice thing to do!”

Here’s another one: it was from a person who shared a story from – of all places – dental school.

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“Told this guy who sits next to me in dental class about how I skip lunch just to get to class on time and the next day he pulls out a hot chicken shawarma out of his bag for me saying he doesn’t want me to be hungry is he in love with me yes or no.”

Twitter loved the video, already clamoring for more.



If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that Fred Rogers would have approved.