His nickname may be “The Rock”, but despite his larger-than-life build and wrestling persona, Dwayne Johnson is a big softie – especially when it comes to making life-long dreams come true with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Maybe it’s because he’s Canadian.



While on the set of his new movie, “Skyscraper”, this week in Vancouver, The Rock welcomed three fans from around the world to our city and gave them memories to last a lifetime. Not only were they treated like on-set VIPs, but “Dwanta Claus” also surprised them all with personalized director chairs and played video games with them before gifting them with custom Xbox One X consoles…a full week before its global release!!



“I’ll take tears of joy anytime. Bring it in here for my hug, Murat, Emily and Maria. 
Our big MAKE A WISH day on set was AWESOME with my guests and their lovely families. 
As a father and a man, hugs like this mean the world to me. This is my reminder that this will always be the best part of fame. 




The Rock shared some of the heart-warming experience on Instagram and you could tell it meant just as much to him as it did to the Make-a-Wish recipients.




“Our Make A Wish Day.
Special moment here as Murat’s sister is translating for me what their mom has just said to me about how special this day is for her family and her son, Murat.
I asked her to please let her mom know, that I did my research and know all about her son’s love for salmon and the cool story behind it once he was cancer free.
She loved that;). Great moment. Such a lovely family who flew all the way in from the Netherlands.
Happy & grateful mama.”





The Rock also surprised the three teens with rides in Lamborghinis!


Prior to their visit, Dwayne was counting down the days just as much as those teens were to meet him:



After months of #DwantaClaus???????? planning, our big MAKE A WISH day has finally come. Tomorrow, Tues, Oct 31st, our #SkyscraperMovie set will welcome three VERY special kids and their families. As always, whenever special kids visit, I make sure my movie sets are like Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. All love, all fun and all the sweets you can eat for FREE! All my teams are flying in to help make this special – @sevenbucksprod @sevenbucksds @garciacompanies and our awesome partners @makeawishamerica @makeawishintl as well as, @microsoft and @Xbox. And course, #DwantaClaus???????? will be waiting with open arms and a song to sing. But no tequila because everyone’s underage. ???? So excited for tomorrow. Gonna be an amazing day that we’ve officially titled LIGHTS, CAMERA, LOVE.. IN ACTION. #MakeAWish #Emily #Maria #Murat #Dwanta????????

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And now, we have reason #878676 why we love The Rock.


BTW Skyscraper is filming in town until November 17th and will hit the big screen July 2018.


-Kevin and Sonia





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