Tom Hiddleston Shares Adorable Childhood Pic Amid Continued James Bond Rumors

Actor takes action to help Unicef

By Kendall Fisher May 16, 2016 8:15 PMTags
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We already thought Tom Hiddleston was pretty darn cute, but then he shared this photo of himself as a child.

The 35-year-old actor took to Twitter to support Unicef in their campaign to celebrate the importance of school in crisis and conflict by sharing one of his old school photos and asking fans not to laugh.

In the photo, a young Tom smiles from ear-to-ear, rocking curly blonde locks and wearing a sweater with striped pants (which Tom says he hopes to bring back some day).

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Tom's Twitter video and post was inspired by a message from Yaroslav and Nastya, two children directly affected by the conflict in East Ukraine since 2014. He hopes to continue expressing the importance of school for these two kids as well as the 580,000 others affected by the crisis.

"School is so much more than a building, as you know. It's where you meet your friends. It's teachers, it's protection, it's stability and it's hope. And it's where you find out who you are and who you want to be," he says. "For children like Yaroslav and Nastya who are living through conflict all over the world, school is as vital as food and medicine."

He encourages others to help spread the news of Unicef's campaign by sharing their own childhood photos and using the hashtag #EmergencyLessons.

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Meanwhile, rumors continue spinning around Tom playing James Bond in the film's upcoming remake, and as of this weekend, he seems to be the top runner, according to some reports

While nothing has been confirmed, the actor previously told E! News that he would love the opportunity to take on playing the legendary character.

"I don't know honestly if I have a shot, but it's flattering that some people think I do," Hiddleston told us in March. "When I was a child, when I was five years old, I remember very clearly on the BBC, they used to play reruns of the Sean Connery and Roger Moore Bonds every Saturday night," he remembered. "It was a thrill that my parents let me stay up past my bedtime to watch it. God forbid you got back to school on Monday and you didn't because that's all people would talk about in the playground."

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