Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Shares Touching Story About Meeting Fan

"I'm grateful and moments like this will always, ALWAYS be the best part of my job."

You probably didn't need another reason to love Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but he just gave you one. 

On Monday, the wrestler-turned-actor shared a touching story about meeting a fan named Ryan, who's a wheelchair user, on Instagram, saying it was one of the best parts of his job. 

Ryan and his mother were waiting around the "Baywatch" set in hopes of meeting Johnson. When the actor found out, he decided to put filming on hold and go talk to them so they didn't have to wait until shooting wrapped for the day. 

By the looks of the photo Johnson shared, Ryan and his mom were beyond happy. 

You can read about their amazing meet-and-greet in Johnson's Instagram caption below -- there's no way we could even try to retell the story any better. 

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. I walked away from this family so grateful to have met them and Ryan. I don't ever take meetings like this for granted and when that mama hugged me today and I felt her start to cry... that stuff gets me every single time I hug a parent in these situations, because I'm a parent too and will do anything to make my babies happy and put a smile on their faces. I know I'm a lucky guy to be in this position and have this platform. I'm grateful and moments like this will always, ALWAYS be the best part of my job. Stay strong Ryan and thanks for teaching me how to sign language buddy. Great meeting you and your family. Thank you universe.

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What a guy. 



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