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Dwayne Johnson proves time and time again why he's one of our FAVE celebs.

In a heartwarming video, a little lad from Kildare had his wish granted by meeting The Rock.

Nine-year-old PJ is living with Ewing's sarcoma and wanted nothing more than to meet his idol.

Make-A-Wish Ireland was the organisation behind this very special day.

PJ was one of three kids who had the chance to hang out on the set of Hobbs & Shaw.

Little did they know that Dwayne would soon be joining them.

The look of pure shock as The Rock walks in on PJ's face is a sight to behold – it's just so CUTE.

The Rock then treats PJ to a number of presents, including an X-box gaming gift voucher.

The nine-year-old then chimes in that he doesn't have the console, but Dwayne quickly came to the rescue with a custom made X-box.

The specialised gifts didn't stop there, as The Rock gave him some of his signature homemade chocolate chip cookies – if you're a fan of The Rock, you know how amazing this gift truly is.

After spending the day with PJ, Tanya, PJ's mum said: "This is a chance of a life time…He's just so happy."

PJ added that meeting his idol was "just a dream come true."

Reflecting on the experience, The Rock thanked the children he met and added that he has "the best job in the world."

On Twitter, Make-A-Wish thanked Dwayne for granting PJ's wish.

The Rock responded with: "PJ’s an awesome and special boy. So cool that I got a chance to hang out with him!! Thanks PJ!"

You can watch the full video of PJ's special day below.

Excuse us – we may have something in our eye. 

Just when we thought we couldn't love Dwayne Johnson anymore – he shows that he's a true legend.

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You may remember the most adorable child on the planet who got to save the world for a day, otherwise known as Batkid.

Back in 2013, the Make a Wish Foundation shut down and transformed the streets of San Francisco for 24 hours in order to allow five-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott to achieve his dream.

It's safe to say he won the entire world's heart. Anyone who had the privilege of watching him race through Gotham and defeat villains like the Joker and the Penguin as well as rescue citizens witnessed pure joy.

Unsurprisingly, Batkid became a sensation as the mini-superhero, everyone fell in love with the youngster as well as sending him prayers and well wishes for his brave battle with cancer.

It was MAJOR news at the time, even Barack Obama adorably chimed in to thank Miles for his services to the city:

As if this story wasn't heartwarming enough, it has now emotional been revealed that Miles is CANCER FREE. We're not crying, you're crying…

The youngster is now officially in remission, we wonder if his superpowers had anything to do with it?

His story was even mde into a 2015 documentary entitled Batkid Begins, which tells the inspirational story of the little boy as well as how the whole event was organised by Make a Wish Foundation and the San Francisco mayor at the time, Ed Lee.

Image: Decider

The charity has said that Miles has returned to normality (in disguise): 

"Since his crime fighting day five years ago, Miles has returned to being a typical kid – playing little league, going to school, helping his family farm, and even selling his first market goat in the local fair! Now 10 years old and in fifth grade, Miles loves science and robotics."

Batkid, who is now ten-years-old, featured on the San Francisco Bay Area Make a Wish Foundation Twitter account as a success story, for beating his illness:

We are so delighted for Miles and his family, he is truly an uplifting superhero who inspires us all.

Feature image: Time Magazine

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Singers Drake and Rihanna took a break from touring yesterday to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of a very special fan.

Megan Flores was suffering from terminal cancer when she met the famous pair through the Make-A-Wish Foundation back in March and it seems the Florida native made quite the impression on the performers.

According to E! News, Drake and Rihanna – who are currently touring together on RiRi’s Anti World Tour – learned of Megan’s passing on Saturday and quickly took to social media to acknowledge the powerful impression she had made on them.

Sharing a picture of Megan on Instagram, Drake wrote: “Rest in peace my angel.  I know heaven is celebrating today.”

“Thank you for the moments and emotions we share I am blessed to have known you in this lifetime.”

Earlier this year, the rapper dedicated his latest album Views to Megan.

Above the credits for the album’s opener he said: “This body of work is dedicated to Megan Flores.  I pray for your well-being every day.”

Rihanna also used Instagram to mourn the loss of the fan and reminisce on how Drake had introduced her to Megan after her performance in Miami.

The star wrote: “I had the pleasure of meeting an angel on earth!  After my show in Miami, [Drake] introduced me to Megan!”

“She’s inspired me so much with her strength and her perspective on life!  So fearless and so kind!”

“It’s heavy news that I can’t slide in your DMs anymore like I used to!!  There was always a smile waiting for me there!”

“You brightened any day!  Rest up baby girl!  We will miss you!”

Attached to the message is a picture of Drake, Megan and RiRi smiling happily. 

 

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Whether you love Christmas, or dislike it, you will ALWAYS have a little bop to Christmas FM when it comes on in the car, especially when it's your fave festive tune.

And in the festive season just gone, Christmas FM made a lot of people happy, and not just the ones dancing along in the back seat.

The volunteer radio station made over a quarter of a million Euro in their fund raising efforts last year; nearly double of what it has made in years gone by. 

The stations nominated charity is Make-A-Wish Ireland, who received €265,000 this week.

Most of the money raised was made on 'Donation Day', where the radio DJs urged the public to donate what they can. On that day alone, the charity station made a massive €125,000.

“We are completely blown away by the generosity of our listeners this year with over €265,000 donated over the course of the campaign,” station co-founder Garvan Rigby said this week.

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