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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson shares emotional update on fan who battled cancer

Earlier this year, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson shared a poignant story about meeting one of his biggest fans, a young man fighting cancer
/ Source: TODAY

Earlier this year, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shared a poignant story about meeting one of his biggest fans, a young man fighting cancer named Nick Miller.

Johnson, 43, had left the gym on Easter 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.

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Now, four months later, Johnson took to Instagram to share video footage of another chance encounter with Miller — and the happy news that Miller has now been cancer-free for two years.

"I happened to run into Nick again and he told me since I posted our pic on Instagram along with our story that made national headlines - his life had completely changed. He's become a source for inspiration and hope for people around the world going thru their tough times. He's been asked to speak to kids at schools and the best part he told me.... he's been cancer free for two years now," the "Furious 7" star wrote.

Johnson went on to further reflect on the meaningful moment.

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"I always say it, but moments like this with fans will always be the best part of my job. And what a helluva reminder for us all to count our blessings.. cause there's always something to be grateful for," he wrote. "Stay strong Nick and if any of y'all are out there going thru your own challenges then you stay strong too and I hope this post helps in some small way."

But perhaps most touching were Johnson's words for Miller in the video: "He said I was his inspiration. This man's my inspiration."