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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson shares emotional story of meeting fan with cancer on Easter

Many celebrities shared their Easter celebrations on social media, but Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson had a particularly poignant exper
/ Source: TODAY

Many celebrities shared their Easter celebrations on social media, but Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had a particularly poignant experience Sunday.

The "Furious 7" actor posted a sweet story on Instagram about meeting one of his biggest fans, a young man fighting cancer.

Johnson, 42, had just left the gym when he noticed some kids chasing his truck, and decided to stop.

"I hop out of my truck and this kid runs up to me, hugs the hell outta me and says it's been his life's dream to meet me and tell me how much I've inspired him to fight cancer (Hodgkin's lymphoma) and hard core chemo and stem cell transplant treatments," he wrote.

"He was a little teary eyed and said for months and months all he's wanted to do was find me and say this face to face. I told him what it meant to me to hear this story. I thanked him, hugged him (and his friends), got back in my truck and drove away," he added.

After the chance encounter, the actor says he continued to reflect on the meeting.

"As I'm drivin' I start shaking my head (and tearing up) at how fragile life is and how amazing and cool the universe was to make this meeting happen between myself and this special kid Nick Miller," he wrote. "Let's always take a moment to count our blessings.. cause there's always something to be grateful for. Happy Easter y'all."

Johnson shared a similarly heartfelt message back in August, after the car his mom and cousin were in was struck head-on by a drunk driver.

"You realize the most important thing is my family lived thru this and we can hug each other that much tighter these days," he wrote. "Hug your own family tighter today and be grateful you can tell them you love them."