Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has arguably the biggest muscles in Hollywood — as well as the biggest film in the country, as Rampage debuted last weekend at the top of the box office charts with a robust $35.7 million. But as he’s just demonstrated this morning, the only thing bigger than his massive frame may be his (cue nationwide “awwwww”) heart.
Last week, Minnesota high-schooler Katie Kelzenberg sent Johnson a video message (via Twitter) in which she asked him to be her date to the prom:
— katie k (@katiekelzenberg) April 15, 2018
Kelzenberg received no immediate reply from the action icon. But that’s not because he was ignoring her — on the contrary, he was simply planning today’s enormous surprise for her and her classmates, as he explained in detail in the below Instagram post:
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SURPRISE KATIE KELZENBERG! About a week ago, I come across a video on my Twitter feed, from a student at Stillwater Area High School (oldest high school in Minnesota) asking me if I would be her date to her prom. Unfortunately, I’ll be shooting during that time in Hawaii, BUT I was so impressed by this young lady’s charm and confidence to even ask me (ladies always get shy in front of me) that I had to do something special. I decided to rent out an entire theater (capacity 232 seats) in her town so Katie and her closest 232 friends and family can enjoy a special screening of RAMPAGE. And all the free popcorn, candy and soda high school kids can consume! You’re money’s no good Katie… everything is on Uncle DJ. ??? ??!! And I also taped a special morning message surprising Katie and her high school that will play across the school’s intercom system… literally…RIGHT NOW, Katie should be turning red hearing me surprise her in front of her entire school. I wish I was there in person Katie, to see your reaction to all this, but I’ll hear about for sure and most importantly – you and all your friends have fun at the theater and ENJOY RAMPAGE! Thanks for being an AWESOME FAN and I’m a lucky dude to have fans like you. Uncle DJ ??❤️ Ps – the gorilla in Rampage is way smarter (and better looking) than I am, but don’t tell him that because he has a HUGE ego ?
Suffice it to say, Kelzenberg is probably still picking her jaw up off the floor after hearing Johnson personally greet her over her school’s PA system. And moreover, she’s probably the most popular girl in school, given that she’s now on a first-name basis with one of the biggest movie stars in the world and getting her “closest 232 friends and family” a free screening of Rampage with all the snacks they can consume.
It’s yet more proof that, no matter his industry stature or insane schedule, Johnson is dedicated to connecting with his most devoted fans online — which, in turn, is part of the reason for his immense popularity. While Kelzenberg and Co. will be enjoying Rampageon the Rock’s tab, you can see it — on your own dime, sorry! — in theaters now.