Of all the good things that could possibly be said about Irish people, Tom Hanks had an unusual compliment.

The Academy Award winning actor has a fond memory of his time spent filming "Saving Private Ryan" in Gorey, Co Wexford.

Speaking to radio host Ryan Tubridy on RTE Radio One, Hanks recalled staying in the Irish town and heading to the local pub for pints one evening.

The star was amazed that the next morning, used pint glasses were still present outside of the pub "waiting to be collected." The American actor was baffled, because apparently in his native country, punters could not be trusted to leave the glasses behind them at the end of the night.

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"The next morning, just as the sun was coming up, we passed the same pub and there on all the benches and all the ledges outside the pub were the pint glasses that had been drunk and were waiting to be collected," Hanks told the radio presenter. 

"I thought: In Ireland, they don't steal the pint glasses. They can actually finish them and set them there. This would never happen in the United States of America."

Hate to break it to you, Tom, but the Irish can't be trusted either. 

Open any kitchen cabinet across the country and you'll be sure to find embossed Guinness  glasses or branded wine glasses. You see, we're really just a nation of glass swipers too.

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On a final note, Hanks added that he would hope to return to Ireland as long as there would be pints waiting for him on his arrival.

Something tells us that that can be easily arranged. 

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