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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson isn’t just an action hero and all-around badass; he’s also a refreshingly sensitive man. The latest evidence of this sensitivity is his tearful moment with a group of young fans.

As Johnson explained in a post on Instagram, he was driving home from the gym when he noticed in the rear view mirror that a bunch of kids were chasing his truck. He stopped and got out to meet them, only to be fiercely hugged by one Nick Miller, who was battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Miller told the Rock that it was his life’s dream to meet the actor because he was an inspiration in the fight against cancer.

As Johnson drove home from this encounter, he started “shaking [his] head and tearing up at how fragile life is and how amazing and cool the universe was to make this meeting happen.”

Johnson’s parting comment in the Instagram photo: “Let’s always take a moment to count our blessings.. cause there’s always something to be grateful for.”

H/T UpRoxx | Screengrab via The Rock/Instagram

Dylan Love

Dylan Love

Dylan Love is an editorial consultant and journalist whose reporting interests include emergent technology, digital media, and Russian language and culture. He is a former staff writer for the Daily Dot, and his work has been published by Business Insider, International Business Times, Men's Journal, and the Next Web.