One school in California came up with a very creative theme for their homecoming dance. They decided they wanted to base it on Tom Hanks movies, because why not.
Apparently, it wasn’t until they were buying themselves some life-sized cut-outs of the Forrest Gump actor that they realised they could try and get the man himself in on the action. In the middle of deciding which of Tom’s films they wanted to be shown, the idea of actually asking Tom himself to come along dawned on them.
So they did what anybody does these days, they started an online campaign: #TomHanks2HermanHC.
They took their hashtag all over social media in the hopes of getting the Oscar winner to take notice.
Local news channels heard about the campaign and decided to lend the school a hand with some publicity.
After just under a week, it looks like things have worked out, because the actor took to Twitter with a special message for the school.
Gear up, Kerman High School for Homecoming! I’m working on something for the Festivites! Hanx
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) September 1, 2015
Teachers and students alike are all delighted with themselves, and Tom, with their success.
We reckon we would be too. The students were obviously serious Tom Hanks fans, because they were interviewed by local news crews, they had some great quotes at the ready. Including one of our favouites:
"Life is like a box of chocolates and it will be even sweeter if you come to Kerman's homecoming."
Could this be another social media trend? Will someone will be able to get TSwift and her power squad to rock up at their debs? It looks like it could be worth a try!