Dwayne Johnson Cries After Hearing He Inspired Fan with Cancer

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 10:48 AM PDT, April 06, 2015
Photo: Instagram

Dwayne Johnson looks like a tough guy, but he cries just like the rest of us.

The Rock met Nick Miller, a fan fighting cancer, on Easter Sunday and shared the emotional story on his Instagram.

"After my workout, I’m drivin' in my pick up and notice these kids in the rearview mirror screamin' and runnin' after my truck. Thought to myself, 'Should I stop or keep driving'?" he wrote.

And just as we would all hope, the Furious 7 actor stopped. He then described meeting Miller, "I hope 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."

Miller "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 Rock continued before saying he told Miller what it meant to hear his story.

The Rock thanked and hugged him as well as his friends before driving away, and it was then that Miller's story truly hit him.

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"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 kids Nick Miller."

He ended the Instagram post with a touching message, "Let's always take a moment to count our blessings.. cause there's always something to be grateful for," he wrote before wishing everyone a Happy Easter.

This is not the first time that Johnson shared an inspirational message. When his mother Ata and his cousin Lina Fanene were involved in a car accident after they were hit by a drunk driver, he shared a message saying, "Hug your own family tighter today and be grateful you can tell them you love them."

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