Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently surprised one of his biggest fans, West Chapel, Florida’s Jaxson Patel, with a personal Christmas Day message.
Jaxson Patel is a 13-year-old boy from West Chapel, Florida who has been battling scoliosis for half of his young life. He recently had to endure an intensive back surgery in which doctors placed two long rods in his back and had to cut him open from the top of his back all the way down to his lower back.
Johnson says that him sending Jaxson a message started when his mom, Shannon, wrote them a touching letter.
“His amazing mama, Shannon wrote us the most beautiful letter – asking if I could just send her boy some encouragement as he truly is one of my biggest fans and finds inspiration in the things I do,” Johnson wrote in an Instagram post.
Johnson, aka “Dwanta,” sent some gifts and recorded a personal message for the boy. His parents sent his reaction to the famous actor.
“I always say it, because it’s true – stuff like this will always be the best part of my fame,” Johnson wrote. “Stay strong, Jaxson, and remember to be proud and embrace your cool, bad-ass scar! It’s the reminder of the warrior that you are.”
Young Fan Emotional After Hearing Message from Dwayne Johnson
There’s no question that the young fan, Jaxson Patel, was emotional after hearing directly from his idol Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
In the reaction video, Jaxson is blindfolded while his family sets up a computer in front of him. Johnson had pre-recorded his message. However, as soon Jaxson presses play on the video, his hands move to cover his mouth as he is in disbelief.
“Jaxson! Buddy! Dwayne Johnson here. First of all, I want to tell you Merry Christmas,” The Rock says in the video. “Second of all, my elves sent me some information about you down there in West Chapel, Florida. I’ve lived in Florida too, so we’re both Florida boys. I want you to know how proud of you everyone is, including your family.”
The wide-eyed Jaxson can hardly believe what he is hearing. He’s nearly brought to tears multiple times while listening to his message from Dwayne Johnson.
“I heard that you’re 13 years old and you’re a big fan of mine. I just want to say thank you so much man for being a fan of mine. Now I’m a fan of you,” Johnson tells his young fan. “And I’m quite possibly your biggest fan — I’m 6’5,” 275 pounds — but anyway, I have some gifts coming your way. I hope you enjoy them.”