Tom Hanks helps Los Altos Girl Scouts sell cookies

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Tom Hanks helps sell Girl Scouts in Los Altos, California. (Archanna Appanna)
Tom Hanks helps sell Girl Scouts in Los Altos, California. (Archanna Appanna)

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (KGO) -- 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.