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GOOD GUY TOWN, POP. JOHN CENA — Prepare your tear ducts, people. It's about to get real.
I have no witty story from my life today. Nothing to try and make you crack a smile, because this video and the story behind it are doing all the work for me.
World-famous wrestler and actor John Cena recently visited Amsterdam to meet a very special fan.
Misha is a Ukrainian teen who had to flee Mariupol this year with his mother after their home was destroyed. Misha is nonverbal and has Down syndrome and, more importantly, he's a kid who loves wrestling; his hero is Cena.
In an effort to keep Misha motivated and moving forward on their difficult journey, his mom told him they were trekking across Europe to find John Cena.
Misha, a non-verbal teen with Down's Syndrome, didn't understand why his family had to flee Mariupol this year.— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) June 11, 2022
To placate him, his mother told him they were travelling to meet John Cena.
Cena heard… and went to Amsterdam to oblige.
Just brilliant. pic.twitter.com/vix2OhkXZs
Misha and his mother eventually settled in Amsterdam and Cena heard their story. So, in true awesome human fashion, Cena got on a plane and flew out to see Misha and his mother.
This video shows Cena and Misha meeting for the first time and highlights of their brief time together. The video is beautiful and reminds all of us that everyone could use some kindness — and if you can be that catalyst, then don't hesitate. Also, be willing to accept kindness, sometimes that's the hardest part.
I'm not sure who was more excited to meet whom, but I think maybe Cena was ecstatic to meet Misha.
My biggest question, however, is this: How did Misha and his mother even see John Cena? I mean, I watched the whole video and while I heard him I never saw him. They must have super powers.