Tom Hanks makes surprise visit to Toronto coffee shop that campaigned for him to come
Tom Hanks lived up to his reputation as one of the nicest celebrities around when he stopped by the same Toronto coffee shop that managed to lure Ryan Gosling during last year's TIFF.
Grinder Coffee on Gerrard East in Leslieville has made it an annual thing to try to lure a celebrity in to visit their cafe during the Toronto International Film Fest.
Day 7.5 of the #tomneedsgrinder campaign. New # : #tomneededgrinder. He found us funny and he freakin came!! Sorry for the pics, it seems that he came at closing time when Tony was mopping up, sadly Joelle was at home. However she had a very nice chat with Tom on the phone. Thank you @tomhanks for taking time at #tiff to come visit us. We appreciate you giving some #love back to a small independent coffee shop who truly admires yah! Really kind of you 🤗😍😘 @idriselba now that is how you do it! Boom! @tomhanks we have awesome coffee WHEN we are open. #tiff2019 #lovethisguy #tomhanks #Toronto #buylocal #smallbuisnesslife
Hanks apparently noticed the campaign and swung by on Friday just as Grinder was closing for the night.
According to an Instagram post made by Grinder, Hanks appeared just as one of the employees was "mopping up" and was kind enough to stay for a drink and a quick chat.
Hanks was later spotted walking along Gerrard East and even took some time to pose with a baby.
Hanks is at TIFF this year in support of his film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood which gets its world premiere on Sunday at Roy Thomson Hall.
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