The Rock Took A Break From Filming To Meet Up And Eat Pizza With A Few Of His Biggest Fans

"This is by far the best part of my fame."

When The Rock isn't busy acting in the upcoming "Baywatch" movie and eating more in a day than we will in a lifetime, he's spending his time meeting his biggest fans.

With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Rock was able to catch up and enjoy some quality time with kids such as Larry Orozco-Chavez and Ashley Rodriguez on the set of the new Baywatch movie.

I mean there's cool dudes, and then there's COOL dudes. My buddy Larry Orozco-Chavez from Make-A-Wish is THAT cool dude. Such a pleasure getting to hang with him and his family today. We chopped up talkin' about video games (he's a hard core gamer), my WWE matches, movies, took selfies, shot videos on our phones of each other and his mom even asked me to bounce my pecs up and down! I mean don't threaten me with a good time, so I was pec poppin' all over the place much to the amusement of Larry's mama and much to the embarrassment of Larry himself😂. When I sat down with Larry, he said something to me that struck a chord. He said, "Dwayne Johnson (he often called me by my full name today which was awesome) when you walked in today my heart was beating so fast I didn't know what to do. Then you started talking to me and it slowed down and everything was good". I shared with him that that happens to me sometimes. I get so worked up before something big happens (shooting an intense scene, performing in front of 100,000 people at WrestleMania) that my heart feels like it's beating out of my chest, BUT the moment I realize "I got this" then all the angst goes away and I'm ready. So next time something like that happens with him, I told just remember "you got this", be calm, cool and you'll be ready. Made me think of everything this kid has been thru up to now - making him more stronger than many of us could ever imagine. We wrapped up our visit, I gave him a lil' gift and said our goodbyes. It was a real pleasure kickin' with you today, Larry. I can't begin to tell you what it means to me. Just know how grateful I am to share your time, your laughs and definitely grateful to have been able to pop my pecs for your family.😂 Stay cool and remember... you always "got this". #OnSet #Baywatch #MakeAWish #LarryOrozcoChavez #AndOneVeryLuckyBigBrownBaldDude

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He described it as "a very special day" on Instagram and we're not sure who actually had more fun hanging out.

What could be better than spending some time off eating pepperoni pizza and talking about video games? 

He even made a very special new friend, although they appear to be more than "just friends."

While we are inspired to watch The Rock day in and day out, it's his down-to-earth nature that really makes us respect him the most.

It is especially humbling to see how someone in the stratosphere of The Rock can be inspired and brought to tears by the kids that look up to him.

Don't worry, we still consider you "tough as nails" in our books.

He called this part of his life "the best part of my fame," which is certainly a bold statement coming from someone who spends his days working with the likes of Vin Diesel and Kevin Hart.

On a separate day, he was surprised by the family of Michael Sailors on the set and, once again, stopped his 12-hour filming schedule to hang out for a bit.

Life can certainly be tough for these kids, so it's a good thing there are role models who not only take the time meet with them but consider it a blessing.


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