‘He told me I was really smart’: Toronto coffee bar gets check out from Tom Hanks after social media project|CBC News
‘He told me I was extremely creative’: Tom Hanks visits Toronto coffee shop after project
unlikely celeb hotspot after one of the world’s greatest movie stars paid a surprise visit. Tom Hanks, who is in the city for the Toronto International Movie Festival, dropped in for a cup of coffee at Mill Coffee on Gerrard Street near Jones Avenue on Friday night.Grinder Coffee was in the middle of a 10-day social media campaign to entice
Hanks to the store. For the project, the service put up a life-size cardboard cutout of Hanks, and made day-to-day social networks posts with cheeky recommendations to his lots of films.”He was so funny and generous,”stated Joelle Murray, who spoke with Hanks on the phone
throughout his check out.” He informed me I was really clever, so that made my day, definitely. “The go to came a
year after Mill Coffee successfully campaigned for Ryan Gosling to swing by
for a cup of joe. Go to was a near-miss While the store is now on a two-year streak of celeb visits throughout TIFF, Murray said the Hanks encounter extremely nearly didn’t occur. She said the two-time Oscar winner showed up at the shop after hours on Friday night, and needed to knock at the door to get the attention of a personnel
member closing up business. A staff member of Murray’s, who was alone at the store, said Hanks pointed to his cardboard similarity, then indicated himself while basing on the walkway. After one of the world’s most recognizable and cherished film stars was let inside, he called Murray.”I got the phone and it wasn’t my personnel, it was Tom Hanks, “said Murray, who was at home consuming dinner with her family.”So that was rather a surprise.” Hanks stars as the kids’s television icon Fred Rogers in the biopic, A Beautiful Day in the Area, which premieres on Saturday night.
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