The Rock's dedication to his fans will melt your heart!

2016-04-28 17:00

Los Angeles - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson halted production on the Baywatch movie so he could meet a fan with special needs.

The 43-year-old WWE wrestler-and-actor was informed that Ryan, his nurse and his mother and brother had come to the beach based set to try and meet his idol and were prepared to wait all day until he had finished working.

However, big-hearted Dwayne told director Seth Gordon and the crew he had to take some time out to go and meet his fan, and he admits he was blown away by Ryan's strength and big heart and was touched when he told the former grappling champion that he loved him in sign language.

In an emotional Instagram post - which was accompanied by a photo of the meet-and-greet - Dwayne wrote: "Thank you universe.

"I was on set this morning ready to start our shooting day when I got word that there was a family with a special needs young man named RYAN who was hoping to meet me. They understood that they travelled in unannounced but they were willing to wait all day until I wrapped to meet. That would've 12hrs. Way too long.

"So I asked production to hold and walked across the beach to the barriers where they were waiting. When I walked down the stairs, Ryan's mom (pictured here) was waiting with a huge hug! Her tears started to come as she whispered, 'Thank you, thank you'. I met Ryan, his brother and his nurse. What a great and cool kid. Without getting into the details, this kid has waaaaaay more heart, is stronger and tougher than I could ever imagine.

"He can't talk much, but he did tell me, 'I love you' in sign language. I thanked him so much for that love. (sic)"

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I mean there's cool dudes, and then there's COOL dudes. My buddy Larry Orozco-Chavez from Make-A-Wish is THAT cool dude. Such a pleasure getting to hang with him and his family today. We chopped up talkin' about video games (he's a hard core gamer), my WWE matches, movies, took selfies, shot videos on our phones of each other and his mom even asked me to bounce my pecs up and down! I mean don't threaten me with a good time, so I was pec poppin' all over the place much to the amusement of Larry's mama and much to the embarrassment of Larry himself??. When I sat down with Larry, he said something to me that struck a chord. He said, "Dwayne Johnson (he often called me by my full name today which was awesome) when you walked in today my heart was beating so fast I didn't know what to do. Then you started talking to me and it slowed down and everything was good". I shared with him that that happens to me sometimes. I get so worked up before something big happens (shooting an intense scene, performing in front of 100,000 people at WrestleMania) that my heart feels like it's beating out of my chest, BUT the moment I realize "I got this" then all the angst goes away and I'm ready. So next time something like that happens with him, I told just remember "you got this", be calm, cool and you'll be ready. Made me think of everything this kid has been thru up to now - making him more stronger than many of us could ever imagine. We wrapped up our visit, I gave him a lil' gift and said our goodbyes. It was a real pleasure kickin' with you today, Larry. I can't begin to tell you what it means to me. Just know how grateful I am to share your time, your laughs and definitely grateful to have been able to pop my pecs for your family.?? Stay cool and remember... you always "got this". #OnSet #Baywatch #MakeAWish #LarryOrozcoChavez #AndOneVeryLuckyBigBrownBaldDude

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Awesome day w/ my man Larry! #OnSet #Baywatch #HesTheMan ??

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