Dwayne Johnson is known for posting pictures on Instagram of his workouts at the gym or with his adorable dog Hobbs, but he’s also one of the few celebrities who shares pictures of his many, many fans. There’s one picture in particular, however, that’s been getting a little extra attention from the former wrestler.
Last week, Johnson posted a picture of him posing with three little girls holding handwritten signs that read, “The Rock,” “Pull Over The Rock,” and “Please Stop.” He explained in the caption that as he was out running errands, he drove past these three girls who were originally holding up signs that read generic messages like “Beep” and “Happy Holidays.” They apparently recognized his truck and changed their signs, hoping that he would notice them if drove by again on his way home.
“I go train and run my errands and over 3 HOURS later I’m driving back down our little backroad and the same three angels are standing by the side of the road – only this time they’re jumping up and down, waving and screaming as I drove by,” explained Johnson, adding that he decided to make a quick U-turn to meet the girls in person.
The most moving part of Johnson’s post, though, wasn’t how happy it made the girls, but rather how happy it made him: “The coolest part of this whole random (or maybe fateful) act is that by turning around I literally got to meet some of the sweetest and kindest little ladies and family I’d ever met. May sound silly or corny, but moments like this are by far the greatest part of fame,” added Johnson. He closed off the post by wishing them Happy Holidays and thanking the universe for “this really cool moment.”
However, the story doesn’t end there. (If this hasn’t already melted your heart, wait for it…) Earlier today, Dwayne Johnson reposted the same picture and caption, but this time he added, “#1 thing people ask me about is this story about these awesome girls. All ages and races – lucky dude to have the greatest fans in the world [sic].”
Two hours later, he uploaded an accompanying video of him driving by the girls for the second time. “And these lovely girls are just holding up signs for me,” Johnson says into the camera before turning it toward the car window to show the three screaming fans. In as little as an hour, the video racked up over 83,000 likes and hundreds of comments, which is nothing compared to the 553,000 likes that the original photo got.
It’s probably safe to say that by paying homage to his fans, Dwayne Johnson earned himself a few more loyal admirers.