Actor Tom Hanks has thanked Syracuse for its past as a “typewriter city.”
Hanks is a big fan of vintage typewriters, and when the Onondaga Historical Association sent Hanks some typewriter-inspired jewelry and information on Syracuse’s past, Hanks replied with a note written on one of his typewriters.
There are a few errors in the letter— errors that OHA director Gregg Tripoli makes Hanks more relatable.
“He’s such an iconic movie star and he’s always so polished, he’s very eloquent if you’ve ever seen him speak, so this kind of makes Tom Hanks a little more human,” Tripoli said.
Tripoli says he plans to put the letter with the rest of the typewriter display at the Historical Association.