In 2006, Tom Hanks sported a long mane, baby blue polo, and khakis for the cover of Esquire magazine. He held a beer with one hand and was grabbing a cheeseburger from the grill with the other, all while winking at us. Thanks to his likable character, reassuring attitude, and smashing sense of humor, Hanks was named "America’s Dad," embodying all the best the title has to offer.

Nowhere is it more obvious than on Hanks’ Twitter, followed by a whopping 16.6 million. His spot-on description reads: “I'm that actor in some of the movies you liked and some you didn't. Sometimes I'm in pretty good shape, other times I'm not. Hey, you gotta live, you know?” And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

To realize just why the internet is going crazy for Hanks' hilarious posts, you gotta scroll through the selection down below. From his wholesome little gestures to the groovy "lost and found" snaps, this is something we all need these days.

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Useless Facts
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1 month ago

Applies to adults, too

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Rustyn Birch
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1 month ago

And then, suddenly, masks and health advice became politics. *face palm*

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Pungent Sauce
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How’d she get taller and younger??

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Tom Hanks is one of the rare Hollywood stars that has transcended the decades and turned into an icon, but remains loved by film critics, colleagues, and virtually anyone. The star of Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan has also been known for his genuine interest in connecting with people.

The stories of fans meeting Hanks in the streets, restaurants, and anywhere, really, are treasured like tales that take on a life of their own on social media. Read about the stories of people encountering Hanks in real life in Bored Panda's previous article right here. Many lucky fans stressed that Hanks’ magic has to do with what a down-to-earth and simple guy he really is.

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Kinga Złotkowska
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1 month ago

Thanks Hanks.

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It's called 33 Thomas Street in New York. It is used to be called AT&T Long Lines. Once a telephone exchange, but not anymore. It's rumored to be a mass surveillance hub site run by the NSA (codename: Titanpointe). It's totally secure and self-sufficient, and can survive nuclear fallout. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/33_Thomas_Street

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M O'Connell
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My ID pictures always look like I'm in a police lineup. Are all Fordham IDs this good?

Hanks' down-to-earthness also explains why he was named America's Dad. According to Esquire, which first presented Hanks in a dad persona for their 2016 cover, “Hanks' star persona has always depended on his ability to embody the white Americana spirit the Esquire spread referenced; it only makes sense that he'd come to also embrace the image of the All-American Dad on-screen.”

In fact, “It strikes one as the only logical next step for the actor in his third decade as a Hollywood leading man.” Moreover, Esquire emphasizes that “Hanks' recent roles have made the righteous and saintly father the latest iteration of the Everyman mode that made him a star.” This was especially apparent in his portrayal of Walt Disney in the 2013 film Saving Mr. Banks.

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Valerie G.
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1 month ago

send this to the White House.

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aw man i'm all outta cash
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1 month ago

100 floors of frights, they're not all gonna be winners

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DforDorothy
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1 month ago

Way to go! I am a donor too,though I have a fear of needles, and fainted a few times,but compared to the problems and difficulties those who need this are going through,it is nothing.

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Robert Miller
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1 month ago

don't ask unless you're sure you want to know !

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Phew, glad he learnt about the vegemite.

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

All young guys (and a few older ones too) had hair like this in ‘74. ‘‘Twas a fuzzy time in history. Barbers cried.

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Eglė Bukauskaitė
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1 month ago

underrated 🤣

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M O'Connell
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1 month ago

You mean you weren't tempted to break into character as Hamlet? Or more of a supporting role as Horatio?

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Oscar Goytia
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1 month ago

I thought little Mr. Rogers was holding the infinity gauntlet...

Grumble O'Pug
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1 month ago

That is Daniel Tiger on his hand. So great.

Nicki
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1 month ago

I love this! I have been a HUGE fan of Mr. Rogers since I was a small child. I was 5 when I found out we share a birthday and from then on I always felt a special connection to him.

ThatKidJack
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1 month ago

Looks like even the dolls have resorted to playing with dolls during quarantine.

Lsai Aeon
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1 month ago

I'm going to assume you didn't have Mr. Rogers Neighborhood when you were growing up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tkJduDu1JM here's a random episode.

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Jill Bussey
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1 month ago

Why has this not been towed away by now?

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Princess Procrastination
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1 month ago

Cute phone box!

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 month ago

I hope he tipped well.

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Kim Conroy
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1 month ago

that's way too much vegemite. just a thin layer is more than enough!

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Sue Prewitt
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1 month ago

RIP Penny Marshall

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

Piaggio Ape, very common in Italy

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Maddz
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1 month ago

hehe

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Jeff Requier
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1 month ago

"No low ballers I know what I got"

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Nicholas McShane
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1 month ago

Fall slower !

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Dave In MD
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1 month ago

Looks like Freddy Kruger.

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 month ago

He’d go crazy if he ever saw a Peel car.

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Ruby Evans
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1 month ago

OK but this actually made me laugh! like actually!

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Valerie Anne
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1 month ago

Oh, 2019! We didn't truly appreciate you until you turned into the wretched bitch of 2020!

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Robert Miller
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1 month ago

That was just so sad .

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