A Toronto coffee shop employee got the surprise of a lifetime when one of the biggest movie stars in the world finally came to visit. After days of posting on social media with his cardboard cutout, Tom Hanks took time out of his TIFF schedule and finally visited Grinder Coffee.\nGrinder employee Tony Graham was closing up shop, cleaning the floor and getting ready to finish up his day. That was when he heard a knock at the shop's window, and saw a man pointing at the store's cardboard cutout of Tom Hanks. "As I got to about four or five feet (away) I was like, 'Oh my god, it's Tom Hanks,'" Graham told Global News.\nView this post on Instagram Day 8: @tomhanks thanks so much for coming by last night. While Joelle was really sad not to meet you in person your phone call to was soo much fun. Good thing we have a #cardboardcutout to take a fake selfie with Joelle. Hey if you are telling any of your friends about Grinder we are open only till 6 (check Google for hours. Lol). #tifftime #wedidit#tomhanksfandom #happy #love #Toronto @idriselba come on buddy... . How are we going to get on @theellenshow with only 2 out of 3 stats A post shared by Grinder Coffee Gerrard (@grindercoffeegerrard) on Sep 7, 2019 at 6:40am PDT\nDespite the shop being closed for the day, Graham let the Hollywood star come in. He told Global, "When I realized it was Tom, I opened the door, I let him in … He was the nicest guy. He was exactly what I pictured him to be." Of course, having Tom Hanks in the shop attracted other people. "Imagine having Tom Hanks tell you, 'Sorry, we’re closed!'" Grinder owner Joelle Murray told Hello! Canada.\nView this post on Instagram Day 7.5 of the #tomneedsgrinder campaign. New # : #tomneededgrinder. He found us funny and he freakin came!! Sorry for the pics, it seems that he came at closing time when Tony was mopping up, sadly Joelle was at home. However she had a very nice chat with Tom on the phone. Thank you @tomhanks for taking time at #tiff to come visit us. We appreciate you giving some #love back to a small independent coffee shop who truly admires yah! Really kind of you 🤗😍😘 @idriselba now that is how you do it! Boom! @tomhanks we have awesome coffee WHEN we are open. #tiff2019 #lovethisguy #tomhanks #Toronto #buylocal #smallbuisnesslife A post shared by Grinder Coffee Gerrard (@grindercoffeegerrard) on Sep 6, 2019 at 4:53pm PDT\nMurray wasn't actually at Grinder during the visit, but she did receive a phone call at home. It was the surprise of a lifetime to find out she was talking to none other than Tom Hanks. "I was like, 'No way! Is that actually you? Are you actually there? Why are you there after hours?!'" she told Hello! Canada. Hanks apparently told her that it was the only time he could fit the visit into his busy schedule.\nView this post on Instagram Day 3 of our #tomneedsgrinder campaign. We are really going #big for our campaign (#baddadjokes ). We recreated one of your classic movie scenes in order to show our dedicatation @tomhanks to having you visit during #tiff . We included the original photo for reference so you can see how we really #nailedit PS: the piano was borrowed from Joelle's kid in order to keep on budget PPS: Please note that we never recreated Stringer Bell from the #thewire for @idriselba . He may be the sexiest man alive but you have our hearts @blogto @cbc @bttoronto @globalnewsto @narcitycanada @tiff_net A post shared by Grinder Coffee Gerrard (@grindercoffeegerrard) on Sep 2, 2019 at 7:27am PDT\nThis is the second time that Grinder Coffee has successfully persuaded a celebrity to visit the shop through a social media campaign. In 2018, Ryan Gosling paid a visit after Murray and other staff members posed with his cutout.\nAnd this happened... #ryanneedsgrinder worked. The man himself showed up. What a good sport, a well brought up Canadian boy. We truly appreciate Ryan taking the time the time to visit us during #tiff. Take that @idriselba your loss. pic.twitter.com/8rMMWOs32J— GrinderCoffeeGerrard (@GrinderCoffeeTO) September 11, 2018\nTom Hanks is in Toronto promoting his new film, the Fred Rogers biopic A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, which is playing at TIFF. His visit to Grinder definitely seemed to make it a beautiful day in their neighbourhood!\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.