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Dwayne Johnson's tears for 'warrior' baby

Dwayne Johnson's tears for 'warrior' baby

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was moved to tears when he met a "warrior" baby who had undergone open heart surgery.

The 43-year-old actor - who has daughters Simone, 14, with ex-wife Dany Garcia, and Jasmine, four months, with girlfriend Lauren Hashian - took time out to meet Sally Walker Collins and her proud mother on the tot's first birthday.

Sharing a photo on Instagram, he wrote: "Shooting on location always draws a crowd and I got word that a mom asked if I would meet her daughter who's celebrating a very special birthday.

"Well I love me some birthdays so where is mama and her babies.

"Was so happy to have met lil' Sally Walker Collins, who just turned 1. When she was 5months old she had open heart surgery and has been an inspiring lil' fighter since that day.

"Her mama, Sarah here was so grateful we had a chance to meet and got teary eyed when talking about her baby and said something so simple, powerful and true.. "If Sally can fight thru this, then we can do anything."

"Real pleasure meeting this great family and if by remote chance I got teary eyed too when she was talking about her daughter's struggle - it's a good thing I had my shades on so no one would see. But of course I never cry 'cause I'm too tough for that stuff. I'm just sayin' if I did, I was prepared. (sic)"

The 'Furious 7' star urged the tot to "stay strong" and described himself as her "Uncle DJ".

He concluded: "Stay strong lil' Sally - you're a heart warrior and you have many many more birthdays to enjoy. And remember Uncle DJ is the coolest. (sic)"