Actor Tom Hanks gifts new coffee maker to White House press corps, along with this NOTE

Tom Hanks apparently thought the White House press corps needed a little encouragement in these demanding days under a new administration.

The Academy Award-winning actor gifted the press corps with a new espresso maker as a replacement to the one he gave the reporters in 2010.

The machine, sitting in the break room of the White House press area, was accompanied by a heartening note from the actor which featured an illustration of American troops.

“To the White House Press Corps,” he said in the note. “Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially for the Truth Part.”

The star of the film “Saving Private Ryan” reportedly first bought a machine for the press during the administration of former President George W. Bush when, after a tour, he noted that they did not have one. He replaced that in 2010 when he noticed, after another visit to the White House, that it needed updating.

A life-long Democrat, the Hollywood star dismissed the possibility of Donald Trump becoming president before the election. After the November dust began to settle, Hanks offered a calmer perspective than his fellow liberals in Hollywood, telling everyone that America would be fine.

Hanks’ gesture to the White House reporters was welcomed by the grateful pack in many Twitter posts.

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