Tom Hanks responds to Nottingham cat lady

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. That's exactly how a woman in Nottingham felt when movie star Tom Hanks read out a tweet about her cat, chips.

Karen Miele tweeted in May about an old lady who took a photograph of her pet and then went to the trouble of getting it developed and posting it to Karen through her letter box.

The note with the photograph read: "For you. Your lovely cat I always look for him. Jean."

Tom Hanks responded to the tweet saying "Oh, my lord. Who doesn't love cats?"

The Forrest Gump star went on to say "Chips, huh? You named your cat Chips? Was there another one named Poker?"

The clip, posted by Twitter Movies has now been seen by over 8 million people around the world.

Watch the video from 1 minute in:

Karen has since written in her Twitter bio "You all like my cat" and Chips appears to be loving her internet stardom.

The old lady, Jean, has also received a lot of attention from Twitter users and Karen says she has now "invited Jean to meet Chips whenever she likes".

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