Cab Driver Shares His Unbelievable Tom Hanks Story On Humans Of New York Facebook

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Usually when a cab driver is finishing his shift, the last thing he wants to do is pick up one more passenger.

But one hack, after telling a prospective passenger he was about to go off shift, changed his mind and offered to give the guy a ride.

That turned to be an excellent decision, which he shared on The Humans of New York Facebook page.

"And he gets in the car all excited, all animated, and he's talking about all these things. But he's got his cap pulled down way over his eyes, so I can't see who it is.

But pretty soon I start to recognize his voice. And when we get to a light, I turn to him, and I look him in the eye, and I scream: "WIIIIIIILLLSSSSSOOOOOOON!!!" And that really got him. He started laughing hard."

Of course, the mystery rider was Tom Hanks,

The cabbie and Hanks shared some laughs with the star calling the driver "Mr. Ferrari" because of the outfit he was wearing. That would be a pretty cool chance encounter if the story ended there, but it continued.

"Over the next few weeks, I just happen to randomly pick up people that know him. People who have acted with him before, people who work with him. And every time, I tell them: 'Tell Mr. Hanks that Mr. Ferrari says 'hello,'" he wrote.

"Every time I say that. Then one day I'm driving, and I get a text from one of the people that I'd driven, and it says: 'Mr.

Hanks wants to invite you to see his Broadway show.' So I bring my lady to the show, and we get to go backstage and everything, and after the show, we're waiting for him in his dressing room, and he walks in and screams: 'Mr.

Ferrari!' Can you believe that story? And you wanna know the craziest thing? The name of his show was 'Lucky Guy.' How crazy is that? Cause that was me. A lucky guy!"

Lucky indeed.