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‘Baywatch’ Break: Dwayne Johnson Pays Surprise Visit To Sick Kids

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson proved he is a tough guy with a kind heart after spending some time with sick kids while filming the big screen reboot of “Baywatch” on Saturday. The 43-year-old action movie superstar took a break from the shoot to surprise some young patients at Memorial Health Hospital in Savannah, Georgia.

According to USA Today, Johnson was in the location to shoot some few scenes for the upcoming R-rated beach patrol movie. During a break, he decided to pay a visit to the ward of some kids where he mingled with them and shared words of encouragement.

The Rock also posted two photos of the surprise visit on his Instagram account. In one photo, he is seen fist-bumping a little boy named Aiden.

“Look at the concentration on lil’ Aiden’s face!” Johnson said in the photo’s caption. “And good Lord I wish I had Aiden’s concentration when I was in my high school math classes. I wouldn’t have failed Algebra twice.”

The second photo showed the actor chatting with a teenage fan named Christopher. The actor shared that the teen was not in pediatric care because of his age.

“I got word from my team that there was a mom who was pleading with our production staff, that I go upstairs to her son’s room to give him a much needed big surprise,” the actor shared. “Right before I left, his mom looked at him and said, ‘Christopher I can’t give you anything, but I’m so happy I could give you this today…’ and she started to breakdown… Made me think to give so much credit to these parents who would do anything to take their kid’s pain away and ANYTHING to bring a smile to their faces.”

So I called an audible and went to visit Christopher. Glad we did… While I was visiting the Pediatric Specialty Ward surprising the kids, I got word from my team that there was a mom who was pleading with our production staff, that I go upstairs to her son's room to give him a much needed big surprise. Since he's older he's in the main hospital and not in pediatric care. We were shooting #BAYWATCH scenes outside of the hospital, but instead of heading back to shoot I called the audible, put production on hold and went upstairs to see this young man. I walked in and his smile lit up the room! And I mean lit that room up!;) We talked for a while about his family, his school and how hard he's working to eventually graduate AND we talked about how COOL all his scars are from his multiple surgeries – from his head to his chest – those scars are badges of honor and the reminder of how beyond tough this kid is. Right before I left his mom looked at him and said, "Christopher I can't give you anything, but I'm so happy I could give you this today…" and she started to breakdown, which was captured in this pic. Made me think to give so much credit to these parents who would do anything to take their kid's pain away and ANYTHING to bring a smile to their faces. As a papa bear I understand. Glad this mom brought a smile to Christopher's face. And glad I got a chance to shake the hand of this very strong and inspiring young man. Stay strong Christopher and show them scars with pride. You're the man! ~ DJ

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New York Daily News reported that the Saturday hospital visit is only one of the kind-hearted gestures that The Rock showcased in the past weeks. Early this month, he invited a seven-year-old cancer patient named Gabriel “Tater” Singleton to visit the set of Baywatch.

Johnson will be starring as Mitch Buchannon in the highly anticipated movie adaptation of the popular TV series, which ran from 1989 to 2001. He will be joined by Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra and Kelly Rohrbach.

Source: Parent Herald

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