tom hanks steve martin twitter Important: Guys, Tom Hanks Found a Sock
Via @tomhanks
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This post, believe it or not, already has 5,600 likes on Twitter after being up for only a few hours. This lone sock, is a trending post. We have a few thoughts about this:

1. Why do so many people care that Tom Hanks found this one lost sock?
2. Why did he bother putting a ©2016 Tom Hanks watermark on a picture of a sock?

Just doing a quick survey of Tom Hank's Twitter feed, it's about 60% posts of lost clothing items that used to be part of a pair. Does anyone ever claim the items he takes pictures of? And seriously, WHOSE SOCK IS THIS?    

Actually, in this case, someone did respond to claim the sock. 

via @SteveMartinToGo

Mystery solved?

Harry Potter house elf Dobby warner bros studio socks - 8570859264
Via Vulture
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Harry Potter fans can't really give the shirts off their backs to help a house elf, but they're getting close.

Dobby the house elf from the wizarding series of books has his own display in the Warner Bros. Studio tour, featuring him encased in glass, with his eyes closed for some reason.

Well intrepid, altruistic people saw a chance to free the little guy.

Vulture noticed the pictures and wrote about the impromptu jail break

Friends of the house elf have festooned one of his exhibit cases with their socks, a nod to both Dobby's HP story line, as well as the fact that house elves are granted independence if they are given an item of clothing.

J.K. Rowling retweeted the initial mention, because she has a Twitter problem, and the idea began to spread.

So, basically, if you go on the Warner Bros. Studio tour and it smells bad, you know why.