As schools close, bars and restaurants shutter, and tensions rise in the wake of coronavirus, it’s getting harder than ever to maintain our collective state of social equilibrium. That, of course, is where Tom Hanks comes in.

The 63-year-old actor announced last week that he and wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for coronavirus, but he refused to spread panic, writing on Instagram, “Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?” He followed up with a photo of himself and Wilson in quarantine in Australia, and now, he’s posted yet another cheery dispatch from Oz:

“Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other,” Hanks captioned an adorable photo of an Australian-flag-bearing stuffed kangaroo and Vegemite-slathered toast, once again using his favorite oh-so-dorky-dad Instagram sign-off of “Hanx.” Despite the off-the-charts charm factor of Hanks’s Instagram, some Aussies were less than impressed with his liberal use of their local spread:

Even Hanks’s son—actor Colin, not white rapper Chet—got in on the action, teasing his father for his overzealous Vegemite application:

He may not know the proper spread-to-toast ratio, but Tom Hanks is still doing more to assuage my personal anxiety levels than the Trump administration could ever hope to. Simply by self-quarantining, logging on and spreading good cheer, Hanks is reminding us all that it’s possible to do the socially responsible thing and distance yourself from others while maintaining your sense of humor. Let’s hunker down, over-Vegemite some toast and rewatch Forrest Gump in his honor, shall we?

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