Tom Hanks sends bullied boy named Corona his beloved vintage typewriter

Tom Hanks had the perfect gift for an eight-year-old Australian boy named Corona who was bullied for his name amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

According to Nine News, Corona DeVries wrote to Hanks to wish he and his wife Rita Wilson a speedy recovery after learning they contracted COVID-19. 

In his note to the Hollywood heavyweight, DeVries said he knew what it was like to feel down, explaining that people at school called him coronavirus because of his first name, which made him "sad and angry". 

He asked Hanks, who also happens to be the voice of Woody from the Toy Story movies, if he and his wife were okay. 

Not only did the Oscar winner reply, he sent the eight-year-old his beloved vintage typewriter, which bears the brand name Corona. 

"Your letter made my wife and I feel so wonderful!" Hanks wrote in the type-written letter. 

"You know, you are the only person I've ever known to have the name Corona - like the ring around the sun, a crown," he added. 

"I thought this typewriter would suit you. Ask a grown-up how it works. And use it to write me back."

Hanks included stationary and self-addressed envelopes in the parcel so that the pair could become pen pals. 

Signing off with a handwritten post-script, Hanks added: "P.S. You got a friend in ME!" - referencing his character Woody's iconic line from Toy Story. 

DeVries' father Kevin was overwhelmed by the kind gesture from the Forrest Gump star.

"That typewriter meant a lot to Tom, and for him to give it to Corona is very, very special," he told Nine News. 

Hanks had taken the typewriter to the Gold Coast with him while in Australia preparing to film Baz Lurhmann's Elvis Presley movie. There, he and Wilson were some of the first high profile people to test positive for coronavirus and were quarantined for several weeks. 

The couple have since fully recovered, and say they're donating their blood which now contains COVID-19 antibodies to science in order to research a vaccine.