The Rock Spends Easter Sharing Teary-Eyed Moment With Cancer-Stricken Fan

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Dwayne Johnson is having an all-world week. On Thursday, he kicked off the premiere of Jimmy Fallon’s new show Lip Sync Battle with his tremendous rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” On Friday, his movie Furious 7 hit theaters and destroyed the box office. The action movie reeled in an astounding $143.6 million in the domestic box office over the weekend and then hauled in another $240.4 million internationally. The insanely robust $384 million total made it the fourth-highest opening ever.

So after a few insanely ego-pumping days, you wouldn’t fault The Rock for being a little boushie. But you know and I know, The Rock doesn’t let his success change his esteemed character.

On Easter Sunday, Johnson was at the gym working out because no matter the prosperity or it being a holiday, it doesn’t put a halt to The Rock’s crazy work ethic. But while driving home, Dwayne encountered a passionate fan and made his day/week/year/life.

From Dwayne’s Instagram:

Cool story to share on Easter.. After my workout I’m drivin’ in my pick up and notice these kids in the rearview mirror screamin’ & runnin’ after my truck. Thought to myself, “Should I stop or keep drivin’?” I stopped. I hop out of my truck and this kid runs up to me, hugs the hell outta me and says it’s been his life’s dream to meet me and tell me how much I’ve inspired him to fight cancer (Hodgkin’s lymphoma) and hard core chemo and stem cell transplant treatments. He was a little teary eyed and said for months and months all he’s wanted to do was find me and say this face to face. I told him what it meant to me to hear this story. I thanked him, hugged him (and his friends), got back in my truck and drove away. As I’m drivin’ I start shaking my head (and tearing up) at how fragile life is and how amazing and cool the universe was to make this meeting happen between myself and this special kid Nick Miller. Let’s always take a moment to count our blessings.. cause there’s always something to be grateful for. Happy Easter y’all – DJ

Cool story to share on Easter.. After my workout I'm drivin' in my pick up and notice these kids in the rearview mirror screamin' & runnin' after my truck. Thought to myself, "Should I stop or keep drivin'?" I stopped. I hop out of my truck and this kid runs up to me, hugs the hell outta me and says it's been his life's dream to meet me and tell me how much I've inspired him to fight cancer (Hodgkin's lymphoma) and hard core chemo and stem cell transplant treatments. He was a little teary eyed and said for months and months all he's wanted to do was find me and say this face to face. I told him what it meant to me to hear this story. I thanked him, hugged him (and his friends), got back in my truck and drove away. As I'm drivin' I start shaking my head (and tearing up) at how fragile life is and how amazing and cool the universe was to make this meeting happen between myself and this special kid Nick Miller. Let's always take a moment to count our blessings.. cause there's always something to be grateful for. Happy Easter y'all - DJ

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What a confident man to tell the world that he cried, and what an unbelievably unselfish man to spend his Easter with a cancer-stricken fan. If only half of celebrities were even half as kindhearted.


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