Thanks to everyone who’s retweeted and liked. My mom and sister both passed away on Thursday in a horrific car crash and even if Mr. Johnson can’t be reached the outpouring of love means the world ?? thank you all so much again pic.twitter.com/YTQtzM3UEk— angelo pizarro (@mikkeltweets) August 26, 2018
After one of his fans passed away, actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson sent her family a video showering them with love and support. Social media users were moved by the star’s beautiful tribute, and so was the fan’s family.
Aileen Pizarro and her daughter, Aryana, were killed in an accident caused by a wrong-way driver on Thursday. Despite the pain and grief, her son, 19-year-old Angelo Pizarro, had the strength to reach out to his late mother’s hero on Twitter.
My beautiful mom who passed away loved @TheRock so so SO much. I’m trying to get him to do even a video saying her name for the funeral. If you could retweet the crap outta this for him to see it that’d mean the world. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/ypr4ZJzMxw— angelo pizarro (@mikkeltweets) August 25, 2018
“I'm sending you so much love and light and strength your way from my family to yours,” Johnson said.
"If your mom could see me now, which I'm sure she can, I just want to thank her for all the love and being a such a big fan," he added.
Johnson then ended the video by urging the family to “stay strong.”
In a response to Johnson, Pizarro thanked the star, saying he hopes everybody knows just how kind Johnson is.
WE DID IT! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG pic.twitter.com/gD0dIwhJQz— angelo pizarro (@mikkeltweets) August 27, 2018
@TheRock THANK YOU SO MUCH SIR. I hope everyone knows how amazing you are. I can’t stop smiling knowing she’s smiling so much. Just, thank you. And again thank you to every single person who viewed my post (now over a million). pic.twitter.com/tQisyRGgVT— angelo pizarro (@mikkeltweets) August 27, 2018
“I can’t stop smiling knowing she’s smiling so much. Just, thank you,” the grieving son tweeted.
“I hope everyone knows how amazing you are,” he added.
The family launched a GoFundMe campaign for their mother's and sister's memorial expenses, which Pizarro also shared on Twitter. In no time, the family raised more than $50,000, despite having asked for just $5,000.
https://t.co/aXQat915mA thank you in advance if you feel you want to give— angelo pizarro (@mikkeltweets) August 27, 2018
After Johnson's reply, Twitter users promptly responded by applauding the celebrity for his kindness as well as showing the Pizarro family some support for their loss.
What a heartfelt message, my deepest condolences are with you and your family. Would you be able to send me a DM?— Sir Milo Loftin (@SirMiloLoftin) August 27, 2018
The amount of love @TheRock has for life and his fans is just amazing and so inspiring! Sorry for you're loss man,keep you're head up.— EffinCasuals (@Effin_Casuals) August 27, 2018
???????????????????? My condolences for your loss. May God bless u & give u ease in your time of pain.— Killa Ray (@KillaRayBeats) August 27, 2018
OMG this makes me so happy! Your mama is a smiling angel right now ??????@TheRock, You're a great man!— Jess (@JLynn_XoXoX) August 27, 2018
This is so humbling what Mr. Johnson did for this family. That's AWESOME. God bless you. I pray that the family is blessed with an ABUNDANCE of peace that surpasses all understanding. Thanks again, Mr. Johnson for giving this family some comfort through your generous KINDNES— Hope Irene Goldsmith (@HopeIGoldsmith) August 27, 2018
He's a good man. One of the best. Stay strong and feel the love from the world.— berry?? (@lovemybbb) August 27, 2018
As Angelo Pizarro pointed out, there’s no doubt that his late mother is smiling down on her family for reaching out to her hero for a farewell message.
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