[imagesource: Alison Webb]
A family in the UK experienced a celebrity encounter and a free helicopter ride all on the same day after Tom Cruise randomly landed in their backyard.
Cruise, currently in the country filming the latest Mission: Impossible film, was travelling by helicopter for a day of shooting and needed to land at the local airport, which was closed.
It was at this point that Alison Webb was called upon to help an unnamed “VIP who was running late” in his helicopter by offering up her field on her Warwickshire property, per CBS News.
Low and behold, none other than Cruise dropped out of the sky, landing his chopper right in their garden:
“I thought it would be kind of cool for the kids to see the helicopter land in the garden,” Webb said.
“He [Cruise] basically arrived and got out and it was like, wow.”
With elbow bumps as greeting sorted, Cruise kindly offered for the kids to enjoy a chopper ride on him, which they did while he rushed off to a meeting.
Webb said the day was just “incredible” and “surreal” and that she “still can’t believe it happened”:
Cruise was also spotted at a local Indian restaurant, Asha’s, last Saturday, and received a rather endearing nickname from the locals.
He was dubbed “Two Tikkas Tom” for reportedly ordering two chicken tikka masala dishes.
Nouman Farooqu, the general manager of the restaurant, called Cruise “a polite, humble, down to earth man” and swatted away any doubts that it was really him who had come to order their food.
He also posted this picture to Facebook to prove it was really Cruise:
The seventh Mission: Impossible, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is set, after some delays, for release in May 2022.
There will definitely be at least nine people in theatres able to brag that they met Tom Cruise on location.
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