All too often, the only news about actor/celebrities is negative: their latest arrest, their latest foul-mouthed rant against President Trump and/or normal Americans, beating a girlfriend or wife, etc.. It is therefore a rare pleasure to be able to write something positive about an actor. Back in 2015, I had the chance to do that about Paul Rudd, who had just played Ant Man. Today, it’s time to laud The Rock, who seems a genuinely decent fellow, as Fox News reports:
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson had a special surprise on Friday for a Minnesota high school senior who asked the actor to prom.
In a video posted Twitter, Katie Kelzenberg asked Johnson an important question: ‘Will you ROCK it with me at prom?’
Days later, the teen got her answer. While in her AP statistics class at Stillwater Area High School, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a recorded announcement came over the loudspeaker:
‘I’m going to start this Friday morning announcement off with a little bit of fun and a little bit of excitement. You’re probably thinking ‘What? What is The Rock doing on our intercom system?’ Well, I’m sending a message to a very special young lady, and her name is Miss Katie Kelzenberg.
That wasn’t all: Johnson rented a local theater for a showing of his most recent film release, Rampage,and provided food and drinks for everyone too.
I couldn’t believe it. I was so surprised,’ the teen said, according to the Pioneer Press. ‘I just kept thinking, ‘He saw me! He knows who I am!
I like that he interacts with his fans so well. He takes time out of his day to connect with them,’ Kelzenberg added.
As always, it’s good to find people like Johnson with a bit of humility and genuine kindness. That’s the kind of thing that reminds us why America, and Americans, are unique and indispensable.