Social media users are overjoyed by the sight of Tom Hanks and Wilson, his trusty companion from the movie Cast Away, back together again on Opening Day for the MLB’s Cleveland Guardians.
Tom Hanks plays Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems analyst who survives an aircraft disaster only to find himself stuck on a desolate island in this survival drama thriller.
He develops a bond with the inanimate sporting good, which he names after leaving his bloody handprint on it.
Many Twitter users have shared their delight at seeing Hanks and Wilson reunite on the field as the actor brought the volleyball out with him to throw out the first pitch.
After placing his pal on the mound next to him, Hanks was hilariously forced to chase after the volleyball as the wind blew it away and it rolled down into the grass.
With a caption reading, “2 Legends,” Barstool Sports tweeted the entire legendary scene, featuring Hanks and Wilson.
Tom Hanks Reunites with ‘Wilson’ from ‘Cast Away’ While Throwing First Pitch in Cleveland
Tom Hanks threw out the first pitch at Friday’s Opening Day game for the Cleveland Guardians, which must have pleased viewers of the 2000 survival thriller “Cast Away,” in which he starred.
In the movie, Hanks plays a FedEx systems analyst whose plane crashes and he is forced to make a dramatic survival attempt on a deserted island.
He carves a happy face into his own bloody handprint on a Wilson Sporting Goods volleyball and begins to use it as a confidant as he battles to stay alive on the island by himself.
Video shot by the Cleveland Guardians shows the Oscar winner carrying the bloodied volleyball onto the field, 20 years after the film’s first release.
Hanks made a brief detour to catch Wilson after he rolled away, and then he threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Larry Doby Jr.
Whose father was the first Black player in the American League shortly after Jackie Robinson broke the colour barrier in the majors, as reported by Major League Baseball.
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