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Tom Hanks Helps A Man Pull Off A Surprise Proposal At Book Festival

Tom Hanks took a break from promoting his book in Austin, Texas and helped a man in the crowd propose to his girlfriend.

During a question and answer session at the Texas Book Festival about his new book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, Hanks told the crowd he was bored of answering their questions and wanted to ask one of his own. Hanks then took out a piece of paper and announced that there was a man in the crowd who had a question for a woman in the crowd. 

The question? “Nikki, will you marry me?” 

The couple went onstage where the man got on one knee and presented his then girlfriend with a ring. She said yes. Another guest and the Festival itself captured the moment on camera. 

After, Hanks hugged the couple and gave them his best wishes.

A great way to end a fantastic reading and talk, with Tom Hanks announcing a surprise proposal! Thanks to everyone who came out for Hanks’s event, you all were a wonderful crowd! . . . #txbookfest #tomhanks #uncommontype #surpriseproposal

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We can't think of a better way to end the day than with actor, screenwriter, director, and producer Tom Hanks discussing his new collection of short fiction, Uncommon Type, with Lawrence Wright. #txbookfest

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Having a blast getting these copies of UNCOMMON TYPE signed ahead of Tom Hanks’s talk tonight. Can’t wait to hear him talk with Lawrence Wright at 4:30! . . . #txbookfest #tomhanks #uncommontype #booklovers #shortstories

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