Dwayne Johnson Has Teary-Eyed Encounter With Cancer-Stricken Fan On Easter — SEE PHOTO HERE
Dwayne Johnson had a teary-eyed encounter with a cancer-stricken fan on Easter. The star shared the heartwarming story on Instagram on Sunday, along with the photo at right and below.
Johnson, fresh off a whirlwind 24 hours that took him from California to Indiana to Florida, headed to the gym Sunday morning for one of his usual workouts. Afterward, he says, “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,” shares Johnson. The Furious 7 actor continues, “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.”
Johnson goes on, “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.” He concludes, “Let’s always take a moment to count our blessings.. cause there’s always something to be grateful for. Happy Easter y’all.”