You’ve seen Tom Hanks play a cowboy, a ship captain, Walt Disney, and the dim owner of the Bubba-Gump Shrimp Company. Well now here’s his newest role: a 13-year-old bar mitzvah boy!
Unfortunately this is not actually footage of Hanks becoming a man. Instead, he’s festively dancing to Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do It” at Scooter Braun’s wedding.
If you didn’t know who Scooter Braun is—and it’s okay because neither did I—he happens to be the manager for Carly Rae Jespen, Psy, and Justin Bieber. Mazel tov Scooter!
And while normally I would never admit Justin Bieber could contribute something positive to society, I am thankful he was able to capture this brief moment and share it with the world. He’s just that much closer to redeeming himself.
One last thought… maybe it’s time to consider Tom Hanks as the lead in a revival of Fiddler on the Roof?