There’s no denying that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of America’s best-loved celebrities. From his humble beginnings in the squared circle to seeing him dominate the glitzy world of Hollywood, it seems as if the nation can’t get enough of him.
And now he’s given us yet another reason to love him. The actor posted a video message to Instagram on Monday dedicated to a 3-year-old Moana fan named Hyrum, who is battling leukemia – even belting out a few bars of one of the songs from the hit movie, especially for the little boy.
Keep scrolling to see the clip for yourself and to learn about Hyrum’s heartbreaking story.
The Rock is the nicest man in showbiz.
Yes, even nicer than Keanu Reeves, who has been a contender for the top spot for a while now.
I’ll prove it to you.
Here are just 7 of the reasons why we just can’t get enough of him!
Dad to 3 girls, he is constantly spending as much time as he can with them, despite his busy schedule.
Have you ever read something so heartwarming?
He spends a lot of time surprising his biggest fans and giving them probably the best experience of their lives.
And most of them would risk their lives to get a picture with their favorite celebrity. On multiple occasions, people have stopped traffic to try and get close to him!
3. “You can feel him before you see him.”
In an article by Rolling Stone, director Brad Peyton said:
“There’s a buzz in the air – a rumble. Maybe that rumble comes from the fact that he’s 250 pounds of muscle, I don’t know. But when he walks on set, there’s a definite sense that it’s game time.”
It might be a weird thing to love him for, but listen to this!
The Rock has a daily diet that consists of 5,165 calories! This comes out to 7 meals a day!
Keep scrolling to meet the guy who spent a month eating and training as much as The Rock every day…
His “Cheat Day” consists of: “Chocolate chip & peanut butter cookies with Oreo cookie ice cream, 1 slice of cheesecake,
1 big ass chocolate fudge cookie with salted caramel chips.”
You could never devour this sugar infested meal like The Rock could.
From epic storylines to fierce battles in the ring, The Rock has given us some of the best WWE matches in history.
His most dramatic rivalries include the likes of John Cena, Brock Lesnar, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
This one tugs at the heart-strings quite a bit.
“At fourteen, I saw my mom crying about our only car being repossessed. This felt good. Merry Christmas, mom.”
If you don’t love him already, then you need to go and see a doctor. I think you’re missing a heart.
The Rock’s got jokes. Plenty of them. You only have to watch one of his interviews to realize that.
Especially when he dressed up as the Incredible Hulk for Halloween. I must admit, green has never looked so good.
The actor shared a heart-melting video of himself on Instagram this week singing “You’re Welcome” from Moana to a 3-year-old boy with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia which is complicated by Down’s syndrome.
“This message is for a little boy out there, he’s three years old, and this little boy is one of the coolest little boys around, and he’s certainly one of the strongest because he is a fighter,” he says in the clip.
“Right now, this little boy is in the fight of his life.”
“His name is Hyrum Harris. Hello Hyrum, I hope this message gets to you,” he says.
“You don’t know me, my name is Dwayne Johnson, I also go by The Rock and you’re probably thinking, ‘Of course you by the name of The Rock because you have a head the size of a rock!'”
Hyrum, who already has Epilepsy, Asthma, Chronic Croup, and FPIES, is facing a tough 3 years of chemotherapy.
After hearing Hyrum was a huge fan of Moana, Johnson had a treat in store…
“Hyrum, I know! It’s a thing, but it’s not really important right now. What is important is that I heard you love a movie called Moana, which is crazy because I love that movie too.”
“I also heard you watch Moana almost 10 times a day because the character you love, Maui, gives you strength.”
He belted out a few bars from “You’re Welcome,” one of the songs from the soundtrack, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Macina.
“People tell me I kind of sound like him. I just wanted to send you a video to tell you how much I love Maui too. I know a little of his song,” he said before breaking into song.
“I know you’re like, ‘Dude, leave the cool singing to Maui.’ You’re absolutely right, Hyrum. I wanted to tell you, man, stay strong.
“There’s another dude out there, me, Dwayne, who, like you, loves Maui too. There’s no one like Maui. He’s the coolest thing. I’m a big fan of Maui, too, and I’m a big fan of yours. Thanks for inspiring everyone around you, including myself. Stay strong, Hyrum.”
April and Rich Harris said they were completely blown away by the legendary actor’s kindness towards their son.
“This has been such a moving experience for our family,” April explained to PEOPLE.
“Every time Dwayne mentioned Hyrum’s name, Hyrum pointed to his chest and in his soft sweet voice repeated saying, ‘Hyrum,’ as though he knew this was special for him,” April continued.
“When the reference of a head being compared to the size of a rock [came], Hyrum giggled. When he began to sing, Hyrum’s eyes got very wide.”
“We were all touched that night and continue to be astonished and amazed at the outpouring of love and support my little fighter is receiving,” April explained.
“The prayers matter. They carry us through when our days are rough and our nights are too short.”
Donate to Hyrum’s GoFundMe here.