Tom Hanks Helps With Marriage Proposal at Book Festival

Tom Hanks -- Getty Oct 12

The actor was in Austin this weekend to speak about his book 'Uncommon Type: Some Stories.'

Oscar-winning actor and author Tom Hanks used a Texas Book Festival appearance to help a couple get engaged.

Hanks was in Austin on Saturday and spoke to hundreds of listeners about his new book Uncommon Type: Some Stories.

He at one point told the crowd that he was bored of taking their questions and wanted to ask one himself. Hanks then pulled out a piece of paper and said that a man in the crowd, Ryan McFarling, had a question for a woman named Nikki Young. He said the question was: "Nikki, will you marry me?"

The couple went onstage, McFarling got down on one knee and gave Young a ring.

Hanks then hugged the newly engaged woman and offered his best wishes to the couple.