'Maui makes him feel strong': Dwayne Johnson sings a song from Disney flick Moana for a sick three-year-old boy who's 'in the fight of his life' in heartwarming clip
Dwayne Johnson has shared a heartwarming clip which he recorded specifically for a sick three-year-old boy.
The actor, 47, warmed the hearts of his millions of Instagram followers as he sang a song from Moana for the youngster, who he revealed watches the Disney action flick 'ten times a day because it gives him strength.'
Dwayne also revealed that when the request initially came his way it 'punched him in the gut' and also went on to send the little boy - who is diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia - wishes of love and strength.
'Yes you are big man. Yes you are': Dwayne Johnson, 47, has shared a heartwarming clip which he recorded specifically for a sick three-year-old boy
Taking to Instagram, Dwayne, who voiced the character of Maui in the 2016 flick, also known as 'The Rock, explained: '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 Harris. 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.
'According to Hyrum’s mama, his most important thing to say now is, I STRONG. Yes you are big man. Yes you are.
'Sending you love and strength': The actor warmed the hearts of his millions of Instagram followers as he sang a song from Moana for the youngster
'I sound a lot like Maui': Dwayne revealed the little boy watches the Disney action flick 'ten times a day because it gives him strength'
'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,' he concluded.
Meanwhile, more than 12 years after first revealing he will play Black Adam, Dwayne recently confirmed a 2021 release date for the DC Comics adaptation.
The star took to Instagram on Thursday, revealing Black Adam will hit theatres December 22, 2021, along with new artwork depicting The Rock as Black Adam.
The artwork was a first ever collaboration between beloved digital artist BossLogic and iconic comic book artist Jim Lee.
The Rock also released a lengthy statement revealing his history with comic books as a child, having been introduced to 'the greatest superhero of all time - SUPERMAN' when he was 10 years old.
'Doing his best to stay strong': Dwayne also revealed that when the request initially came his way it 'punched him in the gut'
'I sound a lot like your hero Maui': He also went on to send the little boy - who is diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia - wishes of love and strength
'As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be,' Johnson began. 'But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero, I could never be.'
Dwayne then realized he was too 'rebellious, rambunctious, resistant to convention and authority' to truly become the Man of Steel.
He described himself as a 'kid with a good heart, who, 'just liked to do things my way,' adding that he still has the 'same DNA' as a man' and now his 'superhero dreams have come true.'
The Rock described Black Adam as a 'rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who'll always do what's right for the people - but he does it his way. Truth and justice - the BLACK ADAM way.'
He concluded that Black Adam is a role, 'unlike any other I've ever played in my career and I'm grateful to the bone we'll all go on this journey together,' before confirming the December 22, 2021 release date.
Star: Dwayne voiced the character of Maui in the 2016 flick, Moana