Turns out The Rock can be a softie, too!
On Easter Sunday, Dwayne Johnson had an emotional encounter with Nick Miller, a young man fighting cancer. The Furious 7 star, admittedly moved by the teen's tale, posted a picture of the duo's meeting to Instagram, where he also recapped how this fateful fan encounter came about in the first place.
"Cool story to share on Easter," wrote Johnson, 42. "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 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," Johnson wrote. "Let's always take a moment to count our blessings.. cause there's always something to be grateful for. Happy Easter y'all."
This past August, Johnson found himself extremely grateful that his mother, Ata, and cousin, WWE NXT Diva Lina Fanene, were miraculously OK after their car was hit by a drunk driver. In an Instagram post, Johnson admitted his first reaction "is to find the person who did this and do unrelenting harm to them," but he quickly found perspective.
"...You realize the most important thing is my family lived thru this and we can hug each other that much tighter these days," he wrote. "Hug your own family tighter today and be grateful you can tell them you love them."