The two are six cousins, discovered by Ancestry.com. "All of this is just coming together, you see," Hanks told Access Hollywood when the show informed him of the connection.
The pedigree learned that the two were six cousins and their common ancestor was Johannes Meffert. Their next ancestors had the family name of Meford. [1
Hanks and Rita Wilson, wife him, they couldn't believe the news.
"No, impossible! You're pulling our legs, "Wilson said when Access Hollywood told the duo.
Many fans have said Hanks makes perfect Mr. Rogers, and that may be the reason.