LOS ALTOS, Calif. -- He saved Private Ryan and now he's lending a big hand to some local Girl Scouts. Tom Hanks made a surprise visit to Los Altos late last month.
According to the Los Altos Town Crier, not only did the Bay Area-native buy four boxes of cookies from a troop along State Street, he tipped $20 dollars and helped sell even more cookies.
When people starting asking to take pictures with him, the Oscar winner replied: "Yes, but only if you buy cookies from these young ladies."
Hanks wasn't just there for the cookies, his son Truman is a freshman at Stanford University.
Tom Hanks helps NorCal Girl Scouts sell cookies