Tom Hanks Is Getting A Free Fiat 126p From His Polish Fans Because Of Some Tweets

Sometimes, all you have to do to get a car for free is take a photo standing next to it and be a Hollywood star.

Tom Hanks certainly did both of them when he posted some photos of him on his Twitter, standing next to tiny Polski Fiats with a big smile on his face.

Little did the Oscar-winning actor know that this would lead to local fans raising money for them to buy, restore and ship one example to him in the U.S. as a gift, a movement lead by a 42-year old mother named Monika Jaskolska.

Jaskolska managed to raise more than $2,000 on Facebook in order to make it happen, as reported by NBC. After looking everywhere for the right car, she found a turquoise blue model in the northeastern town of Suwalki which she got for free.

Polish race driver Rafal Sonik said he’ll do the restoration for free while the Polish national airline LOT has offered to transport the car to the U.S. also for free, with the money raised to go to a local hospital.

It’s currently unknown if Tom Hanks even knows about the gift he’s going to get, with Jaskolska hoping to get the car to him soon.

  • Shobin Drogan

    Why are people on the internet so much more eager to give to causes that don’t matter. Last time there was this video of this lady who got some insults from a guy, not harassed or assaulted but got insults from 1 crazy person and someone already started a fund raiser…wtf..

  • Jan III Sobieski

    Poland Stronk

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  • Wandering_Spirit

    However that in the picture is an Italian Fiat 500 with old FLORENCE plate number. But Kudos to Tommy for getting the 126. It’s an awful yet funny box

    • Jack Fisher

      It is just as durable and safe as the Mercedes, in case of frontal collision point of damage stops at the engine like in the Mercedes XD. The Engine is always safe.. ;P

      • Wandering_Spirit

        I crashed a few 126 on dirty roads in Italy (RWD and short wheelbase never were made for each other, especially with teens at the wheel); i also crashed a Fiat Uno and an Autobianchi A112, among others (blame dirty roads). Pretty sure they are not like the Mercs. But the engines were good, especially those with the air-cooled engine inherited from the 500. The later versions, water cooled weren’t as reliable.

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