Washington fans may be clamoring for Wilson. But they probably didn’t know that Tom Hanks, the man who inspired that rallying cry after naming his volleyball “Wilson,” was in Pittsburgh’s building Thursday.
He was wearing a Penguins jersey.
We have a 'Big' star at the game tonight.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 4, 2018
— Brian Metzer (@Brian_Metzer) October 4, 2018
And to make matters worse? It was a Sidney Crosby jersey.
Tom Hanks out here repping a Crosby jersey. Greatest actor reps greatest hockey player.
— Josh Kirkwood (@Kirky17_daKid) October 4, 2018
And of course, that merited a standing ovation from the Pittsburgh faithful.
Tom Hanks getting quite an ovation. I'm going full Forrest Gump impersonation if I run into him. Because I'm sure no one's ever done that before.
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_PGH) October 4, 2018
Needless to say, Wilson jokes were made.
I’m wondering the same thing, Tom Hanks. Where’s Wilson? pic.twitter.com/T7a4zamAfO
— Marty Ponebshek (@MartyPonebshek) October 4, 2018
But most importantly, no one will ever see Forrest Gump the same ever again.
Tom Hanks is a P*ns fan? Forest Gump is no longer my favorite movie
— autumn (@Otto_min) October 4, 2018
Hanks is likely in Pittsburgh for his role in the upcoming Mister Rogers film, as Rogers’ Company is located in Pittsburgh. It was revealed Hanks would be playing the title role after he appeared in photos dressed in the character’s clothes a week ago.
Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers, coming to a neighborhood near you October 2019. pic.twitter.com/2TP3eiPUCx
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) September 27, 2018
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