Tom Hanks proved he’s one of the nicest guys in showbiz once again Friday as he surprised a wounded veteran and his wife on the “Today” show.
Hanks, 62, who has been a Hidden Heroes chairman since the campaign was launched in 2016, met U.S. marine Jimmy Ochan and his other half, Pat. Jimmy, who has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, suffered a brain injury and shrapnel wounds during his tour of duty and now has PTSD.
Pat thanked the Elizabeth Dole Foundation campaign in the clip for helping her get her life back on track after she put aside her dream of getting a PhD to care for Jimmy and their son.
Hanks, who hugged the shocked Ochans in the adorable video, told host Savannah Guthrie, “It is 24 hours a day that that loved one is going to require a certain type of care and attention and one human being or one family cannot do it by themselves.”
The actor then said how people can help: “It might just be babysitting somebody’s kids, it might be sitting with the wounded veteran that is now at home.
“Everybody can write a cheque, without a doubt. But it is not a substitute for one-on-one connection.”
See more in the clip above.