Tom Hanks thanks 'helpers' during coronavirus quarantine with inspiration from Fred Rogers
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson shared their gratitude for those in Australia helping them cope while under quarantine for the Coronavirus, with a little assistance from Fred Rogers. Hanks shared a photo on social media showing off two slices of toast slathered with vegemite.
"Thanks to the Helpers," he posted on Sunday. "Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx"
Rogers, who Hanks portrayed last year in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood to much acclaim, shared a story about how his mother reminded him that in times of tragedy and anxiety.
"Look for the helpers," Rogers once said, quoting his mother's response to catastrophes."Because if you look for the helpers, you'll know there's hope."
Hanks and Wilson confirmed they'd tested positive while Down Under where Hanks was set to begin work on Baz Luhrmann's as yet untitled Elvis Presley biopic, in the role of the singer's manager Colonel Tom Parker. The film was in pre-production on Australia's Gold Coast before it was halted.
Luhrmann and his family have gone voluntarily into quarantine after coming into contact with Hanks and Wilson.
Hanks previously updated fans through social media last week, reassuring them he and Wilson were in good spirits and ending with a quote from his beloved film A League of Our Own.