Coronavirus Survivor Tom Hanks Sent a Corona Brand Typewriter to an 8-Year-Old Boy Named Corona

Coronavirus Survivor Tom Hanks Sent a Corona Brand Typewriter to an 8-Year-Old Boy Named Corona
Are you sick of the word "corona" yet? Us too, but we're about to say it a million more times. When coronavirus survivor Tom Hanks found out that a young boy named Corona was being bullied because of his name, the actor decided to type up a letter on his Corona brand typewriter, which he sent to the boy alongside the typewriter itself.

Was Hanks sipping a Corona while the whole thing went down? Hard to say. But the story started earlier this month when Corona DeVries from Queensland, Australia, wrote Hanks a letter explaining that he had been bullied in school because of his name.

Hanks decided to return the favour with a letter addressed to Corona:

Dear Friend Corona,

Your letter made my wife and I feel so wonderful! Thank you for being such a good friend — friends make friends feel good when they are down.

I saw you on TV, even though I was back in the USA already — and all healthy. Even though I was no longer sick, getting your letter made me feel even better. You know, you are the only person I've ever known to have the name Corona — like the ring around the sun, a crown.

I thought this typewriter would suit you. I had taken it to the Gold Coast, and now, it is back — with you. Ask a grown up how it works. And use it to write me back.


Signing the letter, he added, "You've got a friend in me."

Watch the video of Corona DeVries below, where you can also find Hanks's letter.