Tom Cruise surprised a family in England with a phenomenal treat! Alison Webb’s family could never have imagined Tom Cruise himself landing on their farm in his helicopter! But it really did happen! Here are the specifics:
Why Tom Cruise landed his helicopter in a backyard:
Tom Cruise was spotted in the English countryside while filming a Mission: Impossible movie. The local airport was shut, and the 59-year-old actor needed to find a location to land his chopper immediately. And then, someone approached Alison Webb for assistance, requesting that a VIP land on her farm. The woman gave her permission and was taken aback when she discovered Tom Cruise actually in her Warwickshire garden. He snapped a photo with her and her children. For this English family, it was an unforgettable experience!
What Alison Webb had to say about this encounter:
“It turned out to be an incredible day,” homeowner Alison Webb said, according to the BBC. “It was surreal, I still now can’t believe it happened”. Webb and her family were informed that their field was required for an unnamed VIP who was late. This VIP was later revealed to be 59, the three-time Golden Globe winner, Cruise. “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’”. Tom also let Webb’s kids ride in his helicopter as he took care of some business in town. “He went straight over to the children for a chat, then came over and elbow-bumped us and said ‘thank you very much,’” she explained. “Then he said if the kids would like they could go up in the helicopter”.
Tom Cruise has attempted this stunt on multiple occasions:
This isn’t the first time Cruise has attempted to land in a backyard. James Corden claimed on an episode of The Late Late Show that the actor had also attempted to land his chopper at the host’s home. “Me and Tom Cruise were texting about meeting up in London,” he explained. “He sent me a text saying, ‘Whereabouts are you staying?’ And I said, ‘I’m staying in St. Johns Wood’. He said, ‘Cool, can I land my helicopter there?’. Corden had obviously assumed Tom was kidding. So he answered with a barrage of sobbing emojis, to which Cruise responded, ‘Does that mean no?’. When the talk show host explained that he couldn’t fit a helicopter into his little garden, the actor said, ‘You’d be surprised where I can land’.