by Mike Vulpo | Sat., Mar. 12, 2016 2:03 PM
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is ready to pay it forward this weekend!
While the actor may be hard at work filming scenes with Zac Efron for the upcoming Baywatch movie, the Hollywood star decided to take a break from the beach and visit a few deserving kids.
"I surprised the children at Savannah's Pediatric Specialty Ward aaaaand look at the concentration on lil' Aiden's face!" he wrote on Instagram while giving a fist-bump to one of the patients. "And good Lord I wish I had Aiden's concentration when I was in my high school math classes. I wouldn't have failed Algebra twice."
In true Rock fashion, his Instagram post wouldn't be complete without a few encouraging words to the families he interacted with.
So I called an audible and went to visit Christopher. Glad we did... While I was visiting the Pediatric Specialty Ward surprising the kids, I got word from my team that there was a mom who was pleading with our production staff, that I go upstairs to her son's room to give him a much needed big surprise. Since he's older he's in the main hospital and not in pediatric care. We were shooting #BAYWATCH scenes outside of the hospital, but instead of heading back to shoot I called the audible, put production on hold and went upstairs to see this young man. I walked in and his smile lit up the room! And I mean lit that room up!;) We talked for a while about his family, his school and how hard he's working to eventually graduate AND we talked about how COOL all his scars are from his multiple surgeries - from his head to his chest - those scars are badges of honor and the reminder of how beyond tough this kid is. Right before I left his mom looked at him and said, "Christopher I can't give you anything, but I'm so happy I could give you this today..." and she started to breakdown, which was captured in this pic. Made me think to give so much credit to these parents who would do anything to take their kid's pain away and ANYTHING to bring a smile to their faces. As a papa bear I understand. Glad this mom brought a smile to Christopher's face. And glad I got a chance to shake the hand of this very strong and inspiring young man. Stay strong Christopher and show them scars with pride. You're the man! ~ DJ
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"To all the kids I met—you guys keep smiling and staying strong. All the mamas and daddy's I met, y'all stay strong too," he wrote. "Gotta tell ya little stuff like this will always be the best part of fame."
He continued, "Awesome experience and THANK YOU to all the hard working and caring staff who helped make this visit possible." Fans can donate to the hospital here.
As many movie fans know, the entire Baywatch cast has been hard at work filming for the highly anticipated big-screen project.
While some scenes were filmed at Memorial Health Hospital on previous days, many fans are eagerly waiting for the moments when the cast is chilling by the beach. In other words, they really want to see Zac's abs.
In pictures snapped onset, the High School Musical alum has proved hard work in the gym pays off as he takes on the role of Matt Brody originally played by David Charvet in the iconic television series.
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