Tom Hanks Helped a Man Propose to His Girlfriend at a Book Festival

Tom hanks couple proposalTom Hanks helped a couple get engaged in Austin this weekend. (Texas Book Festival)

You’ve got love! Beloved actor Tom Hanks certainly has a soft spot for weddings—remember when he casually photobombed a bride and groom last year?—and once again, the Oscar winner proved this point when he helped facilitate a proposal during a book tour stop in Austin this weekend.

Hanks, who’s promoting his new book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, was hosting a Q&A session at the Texas Book Festival when he told the rather large crowd that he was bored of answering questions and would rather pose one himself, according to the Associated Press.

Hanks then pulled out a note and shared with the room that an audience member, Ryan McFarling, wanted to ask another guest named Nikki Young a question. The Forrest Gump star then revealed that the question was, “Nikki, will you marry me?”

Tom Hanks proposal

Tom Hanks helped a couple get engaged in Austin this weekend. (Texas Book Festival)

According to the AP, the couple then made their way to the stage where McFarling dropped down to a knee to propose. The actor happily posed for photos with the couple, including the shocked future bride, and expressed the best for the pair.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.