• Tom Hanks and his wife Rita. (Supplied)Source: Supplied
It's a serious time, and serious questions need to be asked. Like what is up with your butter to Vegemite ratio Mr Hanks?
SBS staff writers

16 Mar 2020 - 10:22 AM  UPDATED 16 Mar 2020 - 10:22 AM

Tom Hanks has discovered the Australian classic - Vegemite.

Australians are delighted that the movie-star has taken to the Australian sandwich classic while in quarantine after Hanks and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus, while filming Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic  on the Gold Coast.   

The pair have been keeping their spirits high while in isolation, taking to social media to express thanks for support from fans and experts, and even assemling a spotify 'quarantunes' playlist. 

But it is a serious time, and serious questions do need to be asked. 

Like what is up with your butter to Vegemite ratio Mr Hanks?

Twitter was here to guide the newbie into our Vegemite ways, with carefeul instructions on the best butter-bread-Vegemite ratio to maximise taste. 

Others lauded his extra-thick Vegemite ways as proof of his Aussie-ness.

"The way Tom Hanks eats Vegemite (look how THICK it is!!!) means he's now officially Australian, that's how citizenship works here," writer Jenna Guillame tweeted.

Perhaps we all know deep down, Australian-ness is measured is proportion to one's capacity to stomach thick helpings of this salty, bitter black concoction. 

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