Tom Hanks Writes to Daughters of Ken Stabler

The two daughters of Ken Stabler, the 1970s NFL quarterback who passed away earlier this year, got a nice surprise in the mail recently: A letter from actor Tom Hanks.

Hanks wrote a letter to Stabler's daughters, Kendra and Alexa, to express his condolences and to let them know how meaningful Stabler's play for the Oakland Raiders was to Hanks when he was growing up in the Oakland area. Kendra Stabler Moyes posted it to Twitter.

"Your father, with his left-handedness and those two bad knees, betrayed a permanent smile of bemusement that said--win or lose--'ain't this fun?," Hanks wrote in the typewritten letter. "I really did see in him the honor to be found in playing the game, of using one's god given talent, of taking pleasure in the effort."