Photo: Rachel Rowland
While filming A Man Called Otto, Tom Hanks joined Grace Gwaltney’s wedding at Pittsburgh.
This comes a few months after crashing a Santa Monica wedding.
“Hey! My name is Tom Hanks,” the actor said as he approached Grace Gwaltney. “Can I take a photo with the bride?”
“I immediately froze and was just looking around,” Gwaltney told local news station KCRA. “I didn’t know what to do.” While Hanks was talking to her, Gwaltney said she was “thinking of Toy Story.”
“We all lost it,” wedding photographer Rachel Rowland added. “The bridesmaids shuffled out of the limo, and he posed with photos and congratulated everyone, and then as fast as he popped in, he was gone. It was just so sweet and fun!”
This special day was made even more so with Hanks’ appearance. Hanks’ love of weddings is well-documented, especially when he shows up to them uninvited.
In 2008, while filming Angels and Demons in Italy, he escorted a bride to her church wedding. In 2016, he also surprised a couple in Central Park while he was out for a jog and even asked if he could officiate the ceremony. Then, in 2018, he was invited to an Alabama couple’s wedding but was unable to attend.
You really can’t plan a Hanks matrimonial meet-cute—it just happens.