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Dwayne Johnson gives People’s Choice Award to shocked Make-A-Wish recipient

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Dwayne Johnson’s a very touching moment at the end of People’s Choice Awards on Tuesday. While receiving the People’s Champion award he called onto the stage Make-A-Wish recipient and cancer survivor Shushana.

“I want to tell you just how much you've inspired me and everyone around you and certainly everyone here,” said Johnson. “But I want to give you this because you represent everything that it means to be a People's Champion so this is for you.”

The gesture from Johnson had viewers in tears, as one person tweeted, “Man, I just watched The Rock on the People’s Choice Awards and I was truly inspired. I’m not an emotional person but that Make-A-Wish got me.”

“I didn't expect this at all but I mean, just thank you to Make-A-Wish in general,'' Shushana said. “I just never expected that something this big could happen. This is crazy. I never thought just from being sick that it could end up in this. Thank you so much to you and to Make-A-Wish .”

Johnson is constantly in the headlines for his charitable deeds and this isn’t the first time he has helped grant a Make-A-Wish. But his surprise for Shushana is a reminder to everyone that it doesn’t cost anything to be nice.

“One of my favorite quotes that I heard when I was 15 years old, and I never forgot it,” Johnson recalled, “It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.”

Video Transcript

DWAYNE JOHNSON: Being here tonight with us and with you guys, this is her wish. And she has no idea I'm doing this. Her name is Shoshana.

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Shoshana, can you stand up?

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KYLE MAR: Dwayne Johnson created a very touching moment at the end of the People's Choice Awards on Tuesday. While receiving the People's Champion Award, he called onto the stage Make-A-Wish recipient and cancer survivor Shoshana.

DWAYNE JOHNSON: I want to tell you just how much you've inspired me and everyone around you and certainly everyone here. But I want to give you this.

[CROWD CHEERS]

[APPLAUSE]

Because you represent everything that it means to be a people's champion. So this is for you.

KYLE MAR: The gesture from Johnson had viewers in tears, as one person tweeted, man, I just watched The Rock on the People's Choice Awards, and I was truly inspired. I'm not an emotional person. But that Make-A-Wish got me.

- I didn't expect this at all. But I mean, thank you to Make-A-Wish in general. I just never expected that something this big could happen. This is crazy. I never thought, just from being sick, that I could end up in this, surviving that could--

Yeah, thank you so much, to you and to Make-A-Wish.

KYLE MAR: Johnson is constantly in the headlines for his charitable deeds. And this isn't the first time he has helped grant a Make-A-Wish. But his surprise for Shoshana is a reminder to everyone that it doesn't cost anything to be nice.

DWAYNE JOHNSON: One of my favorite quotes that I heard when I was 15 years old and I never forgot it, it's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. Thank you, guys. Congratulations.

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