Most of us know John Cena as one of the best American pro wrestlers. You may also remember him from the movies he played in, but the video below showcases a side of John Cena that you’ve probably never seen before.
Now, it’s safe to say that John is a pretty tough guy with an imposing physique. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t also have a softer side. The fact that John Cena has a huge heart is not a secret to anyone, but it’s a side of him that we don’t get to see very often.
Not many people know this, but Cena has actually granted more than 500 wishes for children with life-threatening illness. Through the Make-A-Wish foundation, the man has helped fulfill the wishes of kids who dreamed about getting to meet him before they passed away.
It’s not an easy thing to do. Getting to meet sick kids who might not have long to live and learning their heart-wrenching stories is challenging yet extremely rewarding.
In this particular video, John Cena reads an emotional letter written by one of his youngest fans, and he can barely hold back the tears. The letter comes from a strong little boy who embodies Cena’s famous catch phrase: “Never Give Up.”
As described in the letter, the boy passed the “never give up” mindset on to his mother as she went through cancer and inspired her to always keep going and find resources within herself.
Learn more about this story and watch the touching moment Cena meets this courageous boy in the video below!