Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Shows Love to Superfan Struggling With Cancer

Apr 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm |
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Dwayne Johnson may have a rock-hard body, but on the inside it’s clear that he’s just a big ol’ softy – and we love it!

Yesterday, on Easter Day, Johnson shared a very sweet story with the world on his Instagram account. While leaving the gym (duh!) in his pickup, The Rock realized he was being chased down by someone. While most of us would’ve pressed on the gas – especially if you’re a celeb – Johnson pulled over to find out who it was that was in hot pursuit.

To his pleasant surprise he was greeted with hugs from one of his biggest fans. Johnson writes, “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.”

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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The fan, named Nick Miller, was appreciative of Johnson taking the moment to say hello “face to face” and became teary at the moment. Johnson told Nick that it was nice to hear his story and hugged him again before going on his merry muscular way, but it wasn’t until after he jumped back in his truck that he really reacted to what the fan had told him. “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.”

We agree.

Hope you had a great Easter, Mr. Johnson – and thank you for spreading the love!

This is why we love ‘The Rock.’ You won’t believe how much he cares about his fans!