Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson Eulogizes 7-Year-Old Fan Who Died Of Cancer

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson writes a heartfelt eulogy to a 7-year-old fan, Tater, who lost his life to cancer. 

Dwayne shared his emotions on Instagram with an image of him wearing a Live Like Tater white tee and little Tater wearing a Strong Like The Rock matching tee also.

He wrote: 

Many of you know the story of strong lil’ Tater who’s wish it was to meet me. Been sitting on this post for a few days now, ’cause I wasn’t sure how to express it.

But here goes.

We go thru life and work hard, enjoy some successes, learn from our mistakes. Provide for and protect our families.

As a man there’s some things I’m 100% certain of. Those are things I/we can control. Then there’s some things, as much as it pains me, we just can’t.

I don’t know why this lil’ 7 year old boy was chosen to battle cancer. Fighting it hard core daily. Was it so his fight could inspire everyone around him?

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Dwayne Johnson and little Tater

Was it to ensure we would wake up everyday with a greater gratitude for life? And hug our loved ones that much stronger?

I believe everything happens for a reason. But sometimes it requires us to have faith to look deeper to know what they are.

A few days ago Lil’ Tater passed on, earned his angel wings and is no longer in pain.

Our strength and love go out to Tater’s mom, his dad and sisters whom I had the privilege of spending time with on our set of Baywatch.

As a dad, I’d do anything to put a smile on my girl’s faces.

Tater’s mom and dad did everything they could to make this little boy smile. He sure did and it was beautiful. And we all smiled with him.

We can’t control what’s around the corner. But we can ALWAYS control our effort and how we choose to LIVE and LOVE in this unpredictable, crazy and amazing thing we call life.

Effort is our choice.

#LiveLikeTater

After writing this post I’m counting my blessings.

And motivated to be productive today and run thru a wall like a maniac.

Which would DEFINITELY make Tater laugh???.

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Below the post shared by The Rock on instagram

Many of you know the story of strong lil' Tater who's wish it was to meet me. Been sitting on this post for a few days now, 'cause I wasn't sure how to express it.. but here goes. We go thru life and work hard, enjoy some successes, learn from our mistakes, provide for and protect our families – as a man there's some things I'm 100% certain of. Those are things I/we can control. Then there's some things, as much as it pains me, we just can't. I don't know why this lil' 7yr old boy was chosen to battle cancer. Fighting it hard core daily. Was it so his fight could inspire everyone around him? Was it ensure we would wake up everyday with a greater gratitude for life and hug our loved ones that much stronger? I believe everything happens for a reason – but sometimes it requires us to have faith to look deeper to know what they are. A few days ago Lil' Tater passed on, earned his angel wings and is no longer in pain. Our strength and love go out to Tater's mom, dad and sisters whom I had the privilege of spending time with on our set of Baywatch. As a dad, I'd do anything to put a smile on my girl's faces and Tater's mom and dad did everything they could to make this little boy smile. He sure did and it was beautiful. And we all smiled with him. We can't control what's around the corner, but we can ALWAYS control our effort and how we choose to LIVE and LOVE in this unpredictable, crazy and amazing thing we call life. Effort is our choice. #LiveLikeTater (after writing this post I'm counting my blessings and motivated to be productive today and run thru a wall like a maniac. Which would DEFINITELY make Tater laugh???).

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RIP Little Tater, you’ve been set free from the troubles the rest of us have to go through.

In an ironic way, you are luckier than many of us still living.

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