While filming Mission Impossible 8, veteran American actor Tom Cruise literally left his footprints in the heart of a Hoedspruit teen.
Savanna Owtram, a teenager, and her mother, Melanie, were among the locals who gathered to see Cruise as he landed with a helicopter on Tuesday.
Savanna decided to draw a huge heart in the sand with the actor’s name inside before he made his appearance.
Tom casually walked over to the excited group of locals and thanked Savanna for the heart, much to her surprise. His reaction to the heart was invaluable.
“It is beautiful thank you so much,” said the hunk of an actor. He also thanked the residents for their attendance.
“Yesterday, my daughter Savanna decided while we were waiting to draw a huge heart in the sand with her foot and write Tom in the middle while everyone was watching her.
“Then Tom arrived, and we really didn’t expect the reaction that he gave! After he had handed over the helicopter to the other pilot, he walked across to the crowd, slowly removing his mask.
“However he always stays a distance from everyone due to covid regulations. Everyone was telling him to look down as when he stopped, he was standing in his heart!” Melanie said.
She went on to say that when he finally realized what everyone was saying and looked down and saw the heart, he couldn’t believe it and couldn’t stop smiling.
“I think he felt quite humbled and appreciated it. Savanna said she felt over the moon as he was standing on her heart and was totally ecstatic about it. She wasn’t expecting for him to notice it and have such a big reaction and to say thank you to her personally.”