While many view Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as an inspiration, he knows it's all a matter of perspective.
Being a wrestler, football player and actor is fun and all, but The Rock will never act like being a celebrity makes him a hero. Rather, he uses his position to give back to those who are true inspirations.
Through the years, we have seen many instances (here, for example) of Johnson taking some time to make a fan's day. His latest act of kindness may be his best yet.
The Rock presented Gabriel "Tater" Singleton, a seven-year-old who has cancer, with a Baywatch (his latest movie project) poster. But instead of having one of the cast members featured on the poster, Tater was the star.
Here's how Johnson described the surprise:
The big moment where we surprised lil' 7yr old cancer warrior named "Tater" with his own #BAYWATCH movie poster!
I wish you guys could've seen his face when I turned this frame around.
When I told him "we're all so inspired by you, especially me" and looked down at him and saw him lookin' up at me, nodding his head with those big eyes.. good Lord I almost lost it in front of him and the whole damn crew. (that actually happened to me once before when I was accepting an award on stage and as I thanked my family, I just happened to catch my daughter Simone's eyes and sweet cheese on an ice cream sammich I almost lost it again). I did exactly what I did here.. paused, gazed into space like a crazy man and told myself "you better hold it together dammit", shook it off and proceeded to continue.
Despite my almost tearing up like a baby and ruining my tough guy image, the greatest and I think most beautiful irony about Tater, is that this very special little boy has no idea just how much he inspires all of us around him.
One day he will.
The Baywatch poster is just the latest chapter in this awesome friendship:
It's easy to see why this is the part of the job The Rock loves most.