Visit by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Inspires Children, Families, and Staff

In town to serve as emcee for the Christmas in Washington concert, which benefits Children's National, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson visited children in the hospital on Dec. 13. (See more photos.) From babies to teens, children (and adults) of all ages were touched by his generosity, compassion, and humor. One patient beat him in arm wrestling; another read a poem that she had written just for him. 

Johnson stops to take a photo with NICU nurses. Posting on his Facebook and Instagram accounts, he noted one particular girl who inspired him: "Every once in a while we meet very special children who teach us about the things that really matter in life - kindness, gratitude, laughs and love. My buddy Katherine was one of many brave children I had the true pleasure of meeting here at Children's National in Washington, DC. I say it often and I feel it down in my bones - this is by far the best part of my job." One of the most popular professional wrestlers of all time, Johnson is among the most successful actors in Hollywood, most recently appearing in "Hercules." He currently has a reality show on TNT called "Wake Up Call," in which he helps people turn their lives around to achieve their dreams. Christmas in Washington will air on TNT on Dec. 19 at 8:00 pm. View more photos here.

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