"A man is blessed with a family sitting down front like that — a wife who is fantastic in every way, who has taught me what love is," the "Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" actor continued. "Five kids who are braver and stronger and wiser than their old man is."
A source told People that Hanks thanked his "five kids" because he "thinks of Sam as a daughter."
Tom Hanks thanked his "five kids" while accepting the Cecil B. deMille Award at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday night — even though he has only four children.
"A man is blessed with a family sitting down front like that — a wife who is fantastic in every way, who has taught me what love is," the actor said. "Five kids who are braver and stronger and wiser than their old man is."
Hanks' children are Colin, Elizabeth, Chet, and Truman. Colin is married to Samantha Bryant.
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"My son Colin was born when I was very young," he told The New York Times in a November profile. "As well as my daughter, but that means we have this gestalt understanding because they remember when their dad was just a guy trying to, you know, make the rent. My other kids, they were born after I had established a beachhead in every way. And so their lives were just different."
Hanks talked further about parenthood for that article.
"Somewhere along the line, I figured out, the only thing really, I think, eventually a parent can do is say I love you, there's nothing you can do wrong, you cannot hurt my feelings, I hope you will forgive me on occasion, and what do you need me to do? You offer up that to them," he said.
"I will do anything I can possibly do in order to keep you safe. That's it. Offer that up and then just love them."
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