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On the list of unexpected celebrity news stories, Tom Hanks meeting a fan in a Fargo, N.D., diner, clowning around with him and posing for a series of pictures in which the guy pretended to be passed out drunk may be unparalleled.

It’s also pretty much the most awesome.

Yes, this appears to have happened to a real-life dude, who happens to use Reddit and obviously posted the Tom Hanks photos you see here on Reddit.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Down Under

A million people have viewed the images, with approximately 999,999 of them saying how cool it is that the Academy Award winner would do this.

He Tweeted last week: “Back from Vacation. Missed the Olympics but know of US Women’s soccer Gold!! In Fargo ND? The TNT Diner makes killer breakfast. Hanx”

So killer, some guy may steal your glasses and pass out next to you …