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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has responded in an incredible way to a fan who took his cardboard cutout to prom.
On May 22, The Rock mega-fan Mel shared a photo of herself posing next to a life-like model of the WWE star, jokingly writing: “Thank you @therock for taking me to prom.”
Johnson then re-posted Mel’s photo on his own account on Monday (30 May) alongside a sweet message.
The Rock wrote: “It was absolutely my honour @smilesweetsraccoon and you were the best prom date EVER!”
“Great to meet your family and friends too,” he added alongside a winking emoji.
Needless to say, fans’ minds were blown by the megastar’s gesture, which so far has racked up nearly two million likes.
One person wrote beneath the snap: “The Rock’s generosity knows no bounds,” while another added: “You’re the best Dwayne!”
Social media users also flooded Mel’s photo - which now stands at 26,000 likes - with excited comments.
“I’m so jealous right now,” exclaimed one, with another adding: “You just won at life!” Other messages included: “You just went viral,” “He reposted!” and “Look at you go!”
The sweet gesture comes after The Rock’s 20-year-old daughter Simone announced her professional wrestling name.
Simone is a fourth generation World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler, with her dad, granddad and great-granddad all having carved careers for themselves in the ring.
Last night (30 May), Simone revealed she’ll be wrestling under the name Ava Raine by posting an image of a black background with the words Ava Raine written in red and criss-crossed with lightning bolts on Instagram.
Simone signed with WWE back in 2020 but had her debut pushed back after an injury - although it’s clear she’s now fighting fit and raring to go.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in May 2020, Johnson said: "She signed her contract with the WWE and you know it blows my mind.
"First of all, what an honour that my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps, but more importantly - follow in my footsteps sounds cliché - but she actually wants to create and blaze her own path, which is so important."
The doting dad added: “She's 18 now, at 16 she was working her a** off quietly under the radar, in the ring getting thrown around - you know, all the bumps and bruises that go with pro wrestling. But she hung in there, and I'm very, very proud of her."
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