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/ 06:07 PM December 24, 2018
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Image: Twitter/@FUSD_OakPark

Patrons of popular burger joint In-N-Out were surprised and grateful when Tom Hanks recently dropped by to buy them lunch. The heartwarming sight was shared across social media by patrons who managed to get a snap and a clip of the famous actor, who was jovial and unassuming during his day out with wife Rita Wilson.

A certain Megan, a teacher in Fontana, first took to Instagram last Dec. 22 where she shared a picture of Hanks dining in the burger joint. In her post, Hanks can be seen sitting at a table beside Wilson and another companion, as they conversed and ate burgers.

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“Tom Hanks is at In and Out sitting across from us I’m star struck!!” gushed Megan (@bookcauldron13).

Later on, the netizen shared another post, this time showing pictures of Hanks taking selfies with fans inside the restaurant. In another photo, he can be seen speaking to an In-N-Out worker with his back to the camera.

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“He is such a nice guy taking pictures with everyone…” Megan added. “He told us Merry Christmas and I went over and talked to his wife Rita while Tom took pictures with everyone!”

Meanwhile, a certain Renee Chavez took to Facebook last Friday, Dec. 21, to share a short clip of Hanks by the drive-thru cashier of the burger joint, where the star paid for the orders of the cars in line.

“@tomhanks thanks for lunch…” wrote Chavez, who was taking the video from her car. “He’s in Fontana people.”

In the video, Hanks can be heard telling the cashier, “That’s for the next three cars,” as he handed over some money. Chavez shouted a thanks and “Have a good Christmas!” as the actor walked back to his car.

@tomhanks thanks for lunch …. he’s in Fontana people

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Posted by Renee Chavez on Friday, December 21, 2018

Oak Park Elementary in Fontana, California also took to their official Twitter account to share a selfie taken with Hanks outside the burger joint.

“Look who visited Fontana In N Out!” they wrote. “Woody himself, Tom Hanks, and he bought lunch for everyone! Nice!”

Megan also shared that Hanks regaled fans and signed In-N-Out hats and pictures during their time at the burger joint, as per E! News on Dec. 23.

“He was genuinely nice, laughing, talking with everyone and taking selfies!” Megan said in the report. “He wished us a Merry Christmas on his way out.”

Life sure is a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get. But for these lucky fans and patrons, it’s free lunch and an unforgettable moment with Hanks himself. Cody Cepeda/JB

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