While cinemas this weekend were being dominated by [Furious 7](movie:264263) as it sped in to collect first place at the box-office, there was another story over Easter involving a member of the Fast and Furious franchise that might just warm your heart.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was out and about over the holiday when a load of young fans noticed him in his pick up. After debating with himself about whether or not to stop and chat with the kids, he did, and it was then that he met an amazing young fan named Nick Miller.
As it turns out, Nick has been battling with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a type of cancer which has seen him require intense chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. After meeting The Rock, Nick was finally able to tell him how much he had inspired him throughout his fight with cancer, something he had dreamed about for months. Johnson was obviously so touched by Millers story that he posted a picture of the two together on his Instagram:
He followed up the awesome snap with a long caption explaining how much this chance meeting had meant to him:
"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. 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
I love this so much!
It never gets old reading stories of celebrities taking the time to give back to the fans who are so inspired by these on-screen heroes, though as this small story shows, sometimes on-screen heroes are actually heroes in all aspects of their lives.