While Tom Hanks was receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom yesterday, a fan of his got a surprise gift in the mail.
The actor, who has never been shy about expressing his love of typewriters, sent artist Denise Esposito a glorious typewriter along with a personal note after she presented him with a book of sketches.
"Tom Hanks just sent me a typewriter and a thank you note after I gave him as a gift a sketchbook filled with drawings of all his movies," Esposito wrote on a Reddit post Wednesday. "How unbelievably cool is that?"
"For your lovely book of sketches of—all—those MOVIES, here's a typewriter to do with whatever you need! Make more art!" he wrote.
According to LAist, the artist, , gave the sketchbook to Hank's publicist at the Rome Film Festival in October.
"I was like 'OK, at least I'm sure he'll receive it.' And a few minutes later a guy called me saying that Tom Hanks just saw my sketchbook and wanted to meet me! I couldn't believe it and nearly started to cry," she said.
"How amazing life is when your favorite actor sends you a typewriter and a thank you letter?
How unbelievably cool is that?," Esposito wrote on Instagram. "I can't stop staring at all of this.
When a gesture is worth a thousand words.. and this man really left me speechless..."
You can take a look at all of Esposito's gorgeous sketches in the video below.