One of America’s favorite sons has just turned 61, and we want to wish him a very happy birthday at this time. The acting legend, from the famous Big to the even-more-famous American classic Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, has been a major figure in American culture for 40 years. Happy birthday Tom!
Though his is relatively taciturn when it comes to public talk of his beliefs, political, religious or otherwise, there are some notable quotes on God that Hanks has shared.
One of Tom’s best indications of his excellent character comes in the marriage that he has sustained with his lovely wife Rita for many years. The secret to their success? Rita revealed, “God is a part of our life. Every single day, I prayed to God for I don’t know how many years that he would bring me somebody that I loved […] that loved me in the same way, and he brought me Tom, so I believe in that.”
The couple has even weathered the storm of Rita’s breast cancer. She revealed a year ago: “Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma.”
Tom stayed by her side throughout. Do you love Tom? Happy birthday!