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How Meeting This Fan at the Gym Left an Impression on The Rock

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Actor and entertainer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently met a fan who left an impression on him.

A girl named Lexi ran into Johnson while at the gym with her mother, according to a post The Rock shared on his Facebook page. Lexi’s mother then told him how every time her daughter has to go to the hospital for treatment, Lexi says, “I gotta be strong ’cause The Rock told me to be strong!” She also brings a picture of him to the hospital as a reminder.

Johnson was touched.

Hearing that story gave me instant perspective (and gratitude),” he wrote on Facebook. “Moments like this [one] with Lexi will always be the best part of my fame. We all play a part in it, you know? And I appreciate [that] I can share it with y’all.”


Since The Rock posted the photo on August 9, it’s been shared nearly 13,000 times.

One fan, Hannah Marie, commented, I have the same thought in my mind every time I go back to the hospital for an MRI, and for the last four brain tumors I’ve had, as well as all the days at the hospital. I am strong, because The Rock says I can!”

Another, Lo Smallcanyon, said, “Awwww… [This] makes me tear up. I miss my little sister. She [had] Down syndrome and passed away from leukemia. I see my sister in her and pray she keeps strong and healthy.”

See the full text of The Rock’s post here


Originally published: August 10, 2015
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