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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Meets Very Special Young Fan On Set

He's "The People's Champ" for sure.

It's no secret that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has a special connection with his fans. 

While on location shooting "Baywatch" in Savannah, Georgia, Johnson took the time to meet one of his youngest admirers, 1-year-old Sally Walker Collins. He said Collins was "an inspiring lil fighter" who had open heart surgery at 5 months old and was now celebrating a "very special birthday." 

"Her mama, Sarah here was so grateful we had a chance to meet and got teary eyed when talking about her baby and said something so simple, powerful and true," Johnson captioned an Instagram photo, in which he poses with Collins and her family. "'If Sally can fight thru this, then we can do anything.' Amen. Yes you can." 

The Rock's longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, recently gave birth to the couple's first child together, so we're sure meeting little Sally was extra emotional. 

The entertainer has visited with lots of fans since he's stepped on the "Baywatch" set. Just last week, Johnson introduced his followers to one of the "coolest fans ever" named Kyle, as well as some of the kids he met at the Pediatric Specialty Ward.

Johnson even took time out of his busy schedule to meet with a 16-year-old named Fernando, who's last wish was to meet The Rock. 

"Finally got to bed that night 'bout 3am and thought about my meeting w/ Fernando," Johnson captioned his Instagram photo with the young fan. "Thought what a powerful reminder to be as grateful as we can be, love the heck outta our family and friends and squeeze every bit out of life possible, 'cause we never know what's around the corner." 

World I want to introduce you to a very special young man. This is 16yr old Fernando. A junior at Coosa High School in Rome, GA. He was diagnosed with cancer in the 6th grade. That same year his left leg had to be amputated, and by his 9th grade year he had to remove a tumor due to cancer spreading. Oct 2015 his left arm was amputated due to a tumor found in his upper arm. On Feb 24th, 2016 Fernando got word that cancer had spread to his left lung and this would be his final fight. One of his final wishes was to meet me. We did just that this past Saturday, on my set. In Atlanta, GA. This kid's perspective on life knocked me off my feet. Smile on his face, funny as hell, sincere and calm. Easily one of the coolest kids I've ever met and a meeting I'll never forget. Finally got to bed that night 'bout 3am and thought about my meeting w/ Fernando. Thought what a powerful reminder to be as grateful as we can be, love the heck outta our family and friends and squeeze every bit out of life possible, 'cause we never know what's around the corner. Fernando had a special shirt made for me. On the front reads "Fernando's Fight. Strength, Courage, Determination" and on the back, "The People's Champ". He embodies every word on that shirt - especially The People's Champ. That's exactly what you are buddy, a Champion of the people, by inspiring all those around you. Including me. Stay strong and thank you for blessing me with your time. Your bud ~ DJ Ps.. tell your boys I had fun talkin' trash w/ em. Next time I see any of 'em I'm whuppin' that ass. 😂

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One thing is for sure -- Johnson takes his title as "The People's Champion" to heart. 

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