The Rock Shares Emotional Reunion With Cancer Survivor

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Earlier this year, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shared the incredible story on Instagram of meeting one of his biggest fans – a young man battling cancer named Nick Miller.

The Rock had left the gym over Easter when he spotted some kids chasing his truck and stopped to chat to them.

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

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At the time, he wrote:

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 hardcore 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.

Four months later, the two guys bumped into one another again and Johnson once more took to his Instagram page to share video footage of his second chance encounter with Miller.

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And, in the best news of all, Miller revealed that he has now been cancer-free for two years!

Great update to a cool story… I just ran into @giraffe_boy again. The first time we met months ago he was running after my pick up truck (literally running behind my truck thru the parking lot) and I thought it was an excited fan.. I stopped the truck and had an inspiring once in a lifetime moment. He told me he'd been battling Hodgkins Lymphoma and though we had never met, he said that he'd been trying to shake my hand and tell me I was his inspiration to beat it. Well I happened to run into Nick again and he told me since I posted our pic on Instagram along with our story that made national headlines – his life had completely changed. He's become a source for inspiration and hope for people around the world going thru their tough times. He's been asked to speak to kids at schools and the best part he told me…. he's been cancer free for two years now. Hell yeah bud! I always say it, but moments like this with fans will always be the best part of my job. And what a helluva reminder for us all to count our blessings.. cause there's always something to be grateful for. Stay strong Nick and if any of y'all are out there going thru your own challenges then you stay strong too and I hope this post helps in some small way. ~ DJ

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In the update, Rock wrote:

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I happened to run into Nick again and he told me since I posted our pic on Instagram along with our story that made national headlines – his life had completely changed. He’s become a source for inspiration and hope for people around the world going through their tough times. He’s been asked to speak to kids at schools and the best part he told me he’s been cancer free for two years now.

I always say it, but moments like this with fans will always be the best part of my job. And what a helluva reminder for us all to count our blessings ’cause there’s always something to be grateful for. Stay strong Nick and if any of y’all are out there going through your own challenges then you stay strong too and I hope this post helps in some small way.

The most touching part of the whole thing, however, are in Johnson’s words to Miller at the end of the video:

He said I was his inspiration. This man’s my inspiration.


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