Where in the world is Carmen San Diego Lauren from Fordham University?!
A young college student turned into a viral Internet sensation this morning when her student I.D. was found by none other than Tom Hanks (seriously, she's so lucky!).
The actor proceeded to do a full-on social media search for Lauren from Fordham University by posting a picture of the card with his thumb covering the student's last name (you know, to protect whatever privacy he could) and wrote, "Lauren! I found your Student ID in the park. If you still need it my office will get to you. Hanx."
Amazing. Just amazing. You know what else is amazing? Lauren's photo. Seriously, girl, you knocked that chin tilt outta the park (no pun intended)!
It was initially unclear if Lauren caught wind of the news and reached out to Hanks' office, and a few of her peers were quick to offer their services to get the card from the star.
Lauren's professor wrote back on Twitter, saying, "@tomhanks she's one of my students! Let me know if I can get it for her!" And her roommate suggested that the card was returned to Lauren after all, by writing, "@tomhanks Thanks for returning my roommate's ID! You truly are a gentleman!" (Here's the plot twist: All of these tweets were deleted. Weird.)
But the psychology and Spanish studies major tells E! News that her professor emailed her with a link to Hanks' tweet with the subject line, "You're Famous!"
"My first reaction was, is this real? Is this the real Tom Hanks and not some fan group? But then it all made sense with how I lost it the other day." Lauren, who explains the I.D. must have fallen out of her arm-band while taking her phone out during a job, says she has contacted Tom via his Facebook but has not heard back, so she hopes he sees this story so she can get her old ID back.
"I had to deactivate the card and get a new one," she tells us. "I had to pay $20 to get a new card, so I would love it if I could get my old card back and get my $20 back."
As for the whole experience? "It's definitely been a whirlwind," Lauren tells E! News.
Let's hope Lauren gets her I.D. back, and bless Tom Hanks for being so awesome all the time.
—Reporting by Baker Machado
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