When The Rock cries, we cry too
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been SO on our emotional-level lately. He’s gotten really beautifully real about friend and co-star Paul Walker’s tragic death, and this past weekend he got a bit of an emotional Easter surprise, and he shared it with fans via his Instagram.
The wrestler/actor and star of Fast & Furious 7 was leaving a workout when he noticed a few kids chasing after his truck. Johnson decided to stop, and ended up being moved to tears. One of the fans chasing him, named Nick Miller (the New Girl name parallel does not escape us), was actually a The Rock super-fan, and had been inspired by his celeb-ideal all throughout his battle with cancer. The Rock posted a picture of himself with Nick on his Insta, along with a really moving story about their meeting.
Time for the tears.
The Rock writes, “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.”
The post continues, “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”
Here’s the pic of Nick and The Rock.