Tom Hanks Helps With a Surprise Marriage Proposal At His Book Event

Tom Hanks is taking his reputation for being helpful to a new level, after he assisted a man proposing to his girlfriend.

The Oscar winner appeared Saturday at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, where he was promoting his new book of short stories, “Uncommon Type: Some Stories.”

Speaking to an audience of hundreds, according to the Associated Press, Hanks was answering audience questions when he said he was bored and had a question of his own.

That’s when Hanks, 61, announced that Ryan McFarling had a question for Nikki Young, two people in the crowd. The actor said the question was, “Nikki, will you marry me?”

After McFarling and Young took the stage, the groom-to-be got down on one knee to complete the proposal. Young said yes!