What a heartwarming story!
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had an emotional interaction with a fan on Easter Sunday. The Furious 7 star had a run in with Nick Miller, a young man who is fighting cancer.
The 42-year-old posted a picture of the encounter on his Instagram yesterday and detailed how Miller and his friends chased The Rock in his car!
But the chance meeting turned into much more when the star actually pulled over to talk to Miller and his pals. The actor explained in his Instagram upload:
“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,”
Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a less common form of cancer, and has a 10 year survival rate of 80%. The former WWE star continued:
“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.”
Such an inspirational encounter! Johnson profoundly concluded his post:
“Let’s always take a moment to count our blessings…cause there’s always something to be grateful for. Happy Easter y’all.”
Clearly, meeting The Rock meant the world to Miller. We hope other celebs take note of this heartwarming interaction and realize just how much they mean to their fans!
[Image via Dwayne Johnson Instagram.]