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Dwayne Johnson Sings Moana Song in Video Message To 3-Year-Old Boy In 'Fight Of His Life'

Dwayne Johnson Sings Moana Song in Video Message To 3-Year-Old Boy In 'Fight Of His Life'

Everyone knows that The Rock is a top fella, and he's gone and done it again, making a very sick little boy's day by sending him a personalised video of him singing a song from Disney film Moana.

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The Rock is the voice actor for character Maui in the movie, in which he plays a Polynesian god - who happens to be a particular favourite of 3-year-old Hyrum.

He posted the video on Instagram with the caption: "This request came across my desk and punched me in the gut a bit.

"There's a little 3-year-old boy out there named Hyrum. Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia which is complicated by Down Syndrome. In the fight of his life right now and doing his best to stay strong - by watching MOANA up to 10xs a day because the character he loves, MAUI makes him feel strong.

Dwayne Johnson voiced Maui in Moana. Credit: Disney
Dwayne Johnson voiced Maui in Moana. Credit: Disney

"According to Hyrum's mama, his most important thing to say now is, I STRONG. Yes you are big man. Yes you are. Hyrum, I know I'm a complete stranger to you - who sounds a lot like your hero, MAUI (only with a very large head), but myself along with millions of other strangers who will watch this video are sending you so much love, strength and mana your way.

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"I STRONG. Love, the Rock aka the dude who sounds a lot like Maui."

Johnson's friend, Ryan Reynolds commented on the video, saying: "This is the good work, D."

Three-year-old cancer-sufferer Hyrum watches Moana on loop to stay strong. Credit: GoFundMe/April Harris
Three-year-old cancer-sufferer Hyrum watches Moana on loop to stay strong. Credit: GoFundMe/April Harris

The love for little Hyrum poured in on The Rock's comments and the boy's mum posted a touching response to Dwayne's video on Facebook, which he also shared.

He wrote the caption: "Update from the video I posted. Look at this lil' boy, Hyrum's face. That's some joy real right there. Thank you to the person who wrote this beautiful note.

"You're absolutely right - joy and hope cost nothing and yet, is the most powerful gift we can give. That's the real magic to life."

Credit: Instagram/therock
Credit: Instagram/therock

The boy's mum is 'blown away' by the support from Dwayne and all his fans, saying it's helped Hyrum in what is the 'fight of his life'.

She wrote on Facebook: "He's watched Moana over and over. It's what he does on his hardest days. He watched the video from Dwayne again... while watching Moana.

"I love when he smiles. Points to his chest and repeats his name. It reminds me that cancer is not taking our boy, just his energy."

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Hyrum's family with the financial strain of his illness, which has meant he spends long stretches of time in hospital - you can find it here.

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Topics: Daily Ladness

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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