Dwayne Johnson delighted a sick fan when the star sent the three-year-old boy a clip of himself performing the tune You’re Welcome from Moana.
The actor shared the video on Instagram on Monday, in honour of Hyrum Harris, who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) – a form of cancer.
Addressing the young fan, the Baywatch star said as he spoke into the camera: “Hello Hyrum, I hope this message gets to you.
“You don’t know me, my name is Dwayne Johnson, I also go by The Rock and you’re probably thinking, ‘Of course you by the name of The Rock because you have a head the size of a rock!'”
Joking that he and Hyrum both share a love for the popular Disney flick – in which the actor starred as Maui – he revealed the young boy watches the movie “almost 10 times a day” because his character “gives you strength”.
Johnson then sang a few lines from the track You’re Welcome, adding: “I know you’re like, ‘Dude, leave the cool singing to Maui.’ You’re absolutely right, Hyrum.”
“I wanted to tell you, man, stay strong. There’s another dude out there, me, Dwayne, who, like you, loves Maui too. There’s no one like Maui. He’s the coolest thing,” said the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star. “I’m a big fan of Maui, too, and I’m a big fan of yours. Thanks for inspiring everyone around you, including myself. Stay strong, Hyrum.”
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There’s a little 3 year old boy out there named, Hyrum Harris. Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia which is complicated by Down Syndrome. In the fight of his life right now and doing his best to stay strong – by watching MOANA up to 10xs a day because the character he loves, MAUI makes him feel strong. According to Hyrum’s mama, his most important thing to say now is, I STRONG. Yes you are big man. Yes you are. Hyrum, I know I’m a complete stranger to you – who sounds a lot like your hero, MAUI (only with a very large head), but myself along with millions of other strangers who will watch this video are sending you so much love, strength and mana your way. I STRONG. Love, the Rock aka the dude who sounds a lot like Maui.
In a subsequent post, Johnson took to the site after Hyrum watched his clip, penning: “Joy and hope cost nothing and yet, is the most powerful gift we can give. Thats the real magic to life. #hopeforhyrum.”
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Update from the video I posted. Look at this lil’ boy, Hyrum’s face. That’s some joy real right there. Thank you to the person who wrote this beautiful note. You’re absolutely right – joy and hope cost nothing and yet, is the most powerful gift we can give. Thats the real magic to life. #hopeforhyrum And thank you to my good buddy, Andy Fickman for texting me Hyrum’s story to begin with🙏🏾
It’s not the first time Johnson has used social media to reach out to loyal fans – earlier this year, he made a super fan’s 100th birthday celebrations extra special when he sent her a personalised congratulations video.