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But viewers of Celebrating America last night (20 January) thought any hat would do for Hanks, as he braved the elements in Washington, D.C., where temperatures hovered around zero degrees Celsius.
People watching on at home couldn't help but feel for the 64-year-old two-time Oscar-winner:
Tom Hanks is so goddamn cold during this celebrating America show. Someone get him a coat!!
- Gibran (@gkmian11) January 21, 2021
I'm on the west coast just now watching the Celebrating America. Someone please tell me if they let Tom Hanks go inside. He's so cold he can hardly move his lips!
- Liz Hume (@HumePainter) January 21, 2021
Watching Celebrating America with my parents. My Mom is concerned that Tom Hanks doesn't have a hat or scarf on standing in the cold.
- BetsyWhite1212 (@BetsyWhite1212) January 21, 2021
I'm watching Celebrating America and shivering under the bed covers because it's been cold all day. Wish I could give Tom Hanks a coat because I can tell how he's shivering as he's hosting outside.
- Jessica Padilla (@jesscarol929) January 21, 2021
Frozen 3 starring Tom Hanks was pretty good.
- Jesse Lifson (@DoYouEvenLif) January 21, 2021
I suppose we are all a bit numb after the last four years, but Tom Hanks is literally numb right now. Someone give him a coat.
- Adam Rothman (@arothmanhistory) January 21, 2021
My husband and I, being the elderly couple we are, have spent this whole #InaugurationAtHome concert talking about how Tom Hanks should be wearing a coat #InaugurationDay pic.twitter.com/Ligc3fTiFq
- Christina Rodriguez (@SuperVOGirl) January 21, 2021
Somebody please get Tom Hanks a coat, my inner Jewish mother is freaking out.
- (((Robin))) (@typbrunette) January 21, 2021
Well, they say there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. Has Hanks still not mastered the art form of dressing for the weather? Or perhaps he felt a big puffer jacket would be insufficiently dapper for the occasion?
Hopefully he enjoyed a nice big Splash in the bath afterwards anyway.
Biden has now become the 46th President of the United States, having been sworn in at the Capitol.
Addressing the nation and the world, the 78-year-old said: "A new America has risen to the challenge today. We celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause, the cause of democracy.
"The people, the will of the people has been heard and the will of the people has been heeded.
"We've learnt again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. At this hour, our friends democracy has prevailed."
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