‘Furious’ Star Stops Truck for Man Chasing Him…But the Guy Soon Had Him Crying
How do you make a tough man like Dwayne Douglas “The Rock” Johnson cry? That might sound quite impossible, considering how the brute image makes him almost invincible yet the Fast and Furious star was not ashamed to admit he was tearing up after a chance encounter with a young fan.
Now, most stars are used to having fans chasing them wherever they go: wanting to have a picture taken with them or to ask for an autograph or to simply speak with their idols in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Lucky for many of The Rock’s fans, he is a down-to-earth guy who gladly grants fans their wishes.
One day, while on the road, Dwayne noticed a car tailing him. In the movies, that’s really something bad, right? It certainly spells trouble. Well, nothing scares The Rock, so he stopped his truck and alighted.
The car driver comes barreling on him –not to tackle him but to give him a huge bear hug! It turns out the young fan, Nick Miller, was cancer survivor who underwent several stem cell transplant treatments and rigorous chemotherapy. He said it was The Rock who helped him conquer his Hodgkin’s lymphoma, inspiring him to fight for his own life!
Here’s Dwayne’s post about the incident:
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