The Rock records special message for little boy with cancer

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has once again dispelled the myth that there aren’t any nice people to be found within the worlds of sport and celebrity.

The former pro wrestler, who voiced the Polynesian God ‘Maui’ in the popular Disney flick Moana, has taken the time to send a special message to one of the film’s biggest and bravest fans.

Hyrum, a three-year-old boy with Down Syndrome, has drawn strength from Maui during his battle with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, watching Moana up to 10 times a day.

As soon as he heard about Hyrum’s story, The Rock jumped on Instagram to give a well-deserved shout-out to the little guy, and topped it off with a verse from Maui’s trademark song – ‘You’re Welcome’.

Captioning the video message, The Rock said: "[Hyrum is] 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.

"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.

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

Hundreds of fans responded to the heartfelt tribute with their own messages for the three-year-old, all loaded with love and well wishes.

And to everyone’s delight, the effort has brought a gigantic smile to Hyrum’s face.

Posting on Facebook, Hyrum’s mum said: "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."

If you would like to support Hyrum and his family through his illness, please visit their GoFundMe page for more information.

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