He’s got a friend in me.
That’s what Tim Allen is saying about his longtime friendship with Tom Hanks.
In a time when people find themselves divided from others over all kinds of differences, it’s inspiring to learn that some friendships do endure. Even when the two have many acknowledged differences.
“He and I differ on so many things. I adore that man’s heart and mind,” Allen said of Hanks.
Allen gushed about the friendship during an interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Clarkson remarked that they’d been spotted out together and wondered if that meant there was a new movie in the works.
Allen then joked that the two “differ on many things and he eats off my plate.” Allen said he grew up in a home with many children and that was something they just didn’t do. But, during the filming of the first Toy Story movie, Hanks just helped himself to fries off Allen’s plate.
Allen enjoys the memory and indicates that despite their differences, their friendship goes deep.
“We’ve been going to lunch since Toy Story 1, two times a year, and we’re like two older women ’cause we will sit almost too close to each other at a booth,” he said. “It’s just weird.”
Tim Allen Says He and ‘Toy Story’ Costar Tom Hanks Lunch Together Twice a Year ‘Like Two Older Women’ https://t.co/1ZgzX2vbKz
— People (@people) November 17, 2022
People quotes Allen as saying, “”And I don’t think I’ve ever trusted a human being as much as Tom to even listen to me and vice versa. We have very different opinions on so many things, but he’s gotten me to accept — he’s really a wonderful and engaging person. He’s the first guy to listen to me and doesn’t judge.”
Tim Allen had a rough and tragic road to faith, as he has shared with CBN in the past.
Among other things, the article reports, “Slowly, Allen began to open his heart to God, leading him finally to dedicate his life to Jesus Christ. He often refers to God as ‘The Builder.'” He has taken criticism in Hollywood for his faith.
It’s heartening, in these times, to know that two men can continue to enjoy a deep friendship and share a meal despite any differences they have.
Allen shared one key to maintaining this bond is this: “As one buddy of mine says, ‘Don’t should on people.'”
Sound counsel. Who knows when your neighbor may need a godly friend? You could be that one.