He's a beloved actor, family man and friend but no one could have possibly loved him more than she did. She showed him kindness, support and above all else, love.
Everyone loves Tom Hanks - but nobody more so than his mother and his biggest fan, Janet Marylyn Frager. Unfortunately, she passed away today at the age of 84. To alert his fans, Tom wrote a touching tribute to his beautiful mother on his Instagram page.
"This beauty? My mom. She was the difference in many lives. Many lives. We say goodbye to her today. Safe crossing, mom"
As a devout Christian, Tom knows that his mother is in the hands of God now - he will see her again when his time comes, hopefully years and years from now.
Everyone Was Devastated
Not only was Tom crushed by the passing of his mother, but Tom's wife Rita was also upset. She posted her own tribute on her Instagram page, as well.
"This wonderful lady gave birth to my husband, and three other children. Thank you for bringing my love into the world. She is at peace now."
It's clear to see that Janet touched the lives of the entire Hanks family, and hundreds of others throughout the course of her life.
Listen to Tom and Rita talk about their faith here!
A Time For Healing
During this difficult time of grief, please remember to keep the entire Hanks family in your thoughts and prayers. They could use all the positivity in the world right now!