The Sweet Reason Tom Hanks Said He Has 5 Children at the Golden Globes When He Is a Father to 4

A source tells PEOPLE the Oscar-winning actor “thinks of Sam as a daughter.”

Hanks’ love for Bryant was reflected in his speech when he teared up as he looked at his family while accepting the honor.

“I’m sorry,” he apologized while taking a moment to gather himself. “A man is blessed with a family sitting down front like that. A wife who is fantastic in every way, who has taught me what love is. Five kids who are braver and stronger and wiser than their old man is.”

He added, “And a loving group of people who have put [up] with me being away months and months and months at a time.”

“Of course, otherwise I wouldn’t be standing up here if they didn’t have to put up with that,” he said. “I can’t tell you how much your love means to me.”

“Because I think we all remember what we were going through — what our circumstances [were] —  was it sort of like what we needed at the time when we saw films that actually made us feel better about who we are,” Hanks added.