Wilsonnnn! While the Saved by the Bell cast was hanging out with Jimmy Fallon in L.A. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, Tom Hanks was having a reunion of his own with his costar in Cast Away.
No, not Helen Hunt — his other costar in Cast Away. Yes, Hanks was reunited with his sole companion on the island, Wilson the bloody volleyball.
The Captain Phillips actor, 58, was at New York City’s Madison Square Garden for the New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins game on Wednesday when a cameraman spotted him in the crowd and put him on the big screen above the ice. As he acknowledged the cheering fans with a wave, someone tossed him a volleyball that had been painted to look like Wilson.
The Rangers’ social media team posted a video of the funny moment via Instagram on Thursday. “ICYMI at the #NYR game last night, Tom Hanks and Wilson were finally reunited! #BFF,” the caption read.
Wilson was the Oscar winner’s only friend in the 2000 film Cast Away, which starred Hanks as a FedEx employee named Chuck who found himself stranded in the South Pacific after a plane crash. During Chuck’s four years on the island, he grew to love the blood-stained volleyball, even talking and arguing with it until it floated away from him one tragic day.
Hanks and Wilson proved to be a winning combo — and not just in the movie. After their reunion at Wednesday’s hockey game, the Rangers went on to beat the Bruins 3-2.
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