A mom would do anything for her child, and this mom did not take ‘no’ for an answer.
While Dwayne Johnson was filming Baywatch in Savannah, Georgia on Saturday, he took some time off to visit the Pediatric Specialty Children’s Ward at a nearby hospital. After his visit, he heard of a mom who was pleading the production stuff for Dwayne to come visit her son, Christopher, who was just past the age of the children’s ward, and was therefore in the main hospital.
When Dwayne heard of this, he immediatly called his producers and told them that he was going to be late for filming that day.
The smile on the Boy’s face and his mom’s happiness was beyond anything Dwayne was expecting.
He wrote the following on Instagram:
“So I called an audible and went to visit Christopher. Glad we did… While I was visiting the Pediatric Specialty Ward surprising the kids, I got word from my team that there was a mom who was pleading with our production staff, that I go upstairs to her son’s room to give him a much needed big surprise. Since he’s older he’s in the main hospital and not in pediatric care.
We were shooting #BAYWATCH scenes outside of the hospital, but instead of heading back to shoot I called the audible, put production on hold and went upstairs to see this young man.
I walked in and his smile lit up the room! And I mean lit that room up!;) We talked for a while about his family, his school and how hard he’s working to eventually graduate AND we talked about how COOL all his scars are from his multiple surgeries – from his head to his chest – those scars are badges of honor and the reminder of how beyond tough this kid is.
Right before I left his mom looked at him and said, ‘Christopher I can’t give you anything, but I’m so happy I could give you this today…’ and she started to breakdown, which was captured in this pic.
Made me think to give so much credit to these parents who would do anything to take their kid’s pain away and ANYTHING to bring a smile to their faces. As a papa bear I understand.
Glad this mom brought a smile to Christopher’s face. And glad I got a chance to shake the hand of this very strong and inspiring young man.
Stay strong Christopher and show them scars with pride. You’re the man! ~ DJ”
When I surprised Maleak at the Pediatric Specialty Ward in Savannah, he ran into my arms and gave me a huge hug. Now I’m not just talkin’ about any kind of hug… this boy gave me a BEAR HUG. He’s already stronger than I’ll ever be, but physically he gave me the hug of all hugs. Trust me, I’m a hugger so I know. 😂 So good to spend some time with Maleak and his mama. Talked about everything from my movies, wrestling to how important it is that he eat all of his food. Let’s get that appetite up buddy. I say it often and its true. I’m a lucky lucky dude to be able to do what I do and reactions and meetings like this one with Maleak will always be the best part of fame. You stay strong big man. Keep that smile on your face, keep giving out those bear hugs and make sure you’re eatin’ all your food! All of it;) 💯👊🏾💪🏾 Your bud ~ DJA video posted by therock (@therock) on