Tom Hanks posted a new photo and message on Instagram early on Sunday morning while him and his wife Rita Wilson are quarantined following their positive coronavirus tests.
The Oscar-winning actor shared an image of toast with a thick layer of the Australian spread Vegemite and a stuffed kangaroo and koala bear.
“Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx,” he captioned it.
While many were happy to hear from Hanks, most were fixated on how much Vegemite he put on the toast.
“Ok that’s far too much vegemite on the toast,” one person said.
“Your meant to dilute that stuff with butter man!! It’s not Nutella,” another wrote.
“I am impressed that you can spread and eat vegemite so generously. I am Australian and that is a little too thick even for me,” a third added.
For the Americans who may not know, “Vegemite is a thick, dark brown Australian food spread made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives.” Some people find the taste extremely unpalatable
“Hello, folks. @ritawilson and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive,” he wrote. “Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?
The A League of Their Own star made a reference to the 1992 film in an update he penned for fans on Thursday.
“Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us,” he wrote. “We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx”