Hanks posted this message at 12:02 p.m. Tuesday to his 10.4 million followers on Twitter:
Lauren! I found your Student ID in the park. If you still need it my office will get to you. Hanx. pic.twitter.com/Ee9kK4V4qf— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) October 6, 2015
We don't know exactly which park the ID card was located, but it was likely Central Park.
Hanks' attempt to return the lost item immediately got people talking.
@tomhanks I'll lose my ID too if you promise to find it! Lol much love and respect to you Mister Hanks! God bless— MaRika (@marikamondays) October 6, 2015
.....and that's one of the many reasons we love @tomhanks— jeffrey chase (@jeffrey_chase83) October 6, 2015
@tomhanks awww it's not even possible to be nicer than Mr. Hanks! T.Hanks for restoring my faith in humanity— Jay Satcher (@JsSatcher) October 6, 2015
A man claiming to be one of Lauren's professors tweeted back at Hanks:
@tomhanks she's one of my students! Let me know if I can get it for her!— Anthony (@Unchained_Mason) October 6, 2015
Lauren was located, and she appeared on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday.