VIDEO: The Rock Sends Love to Local Hospice Patient Before She Passed Away
Well wishes came from Hollywood for a local woman just before passed away under the care of the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County.
Robin Payne -- who also goes by the name Olivia -- was a huge fan of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and his various TV and movie roles.
When Johnson got word, he sent the 65-year-old a personalized video sending positive vibes to her and her family while giving them a tour on the set of the TV series 'Ballers'.
Mike Bennett is with the local Hospice and says the video says a lot about Johnson's character.
"Just incredibly impressed that The Rock would be such a kind human being to do that type of stuff in the first place considering how busy he is. So it's a bittersweet thing because of the context, but I think a lot of people are just excited and they love the idea that we were able to have somebody like Dwayne Johnson do a video for somebody locally here, just to take the time out of his day to try and make her day a little bit better."
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Instagram (Photo courtesy of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson via Instagram)
Bennett says the video brought quite the smile to Payne's face when she viewed it last week.
"When we went out to her house and showed her the video, I think, at first, there was a little bit of shock and disbelief, like, "Is he actually talking to me?", and then he mentioned her family and her kids and he mentioned a couple of interesting characteristics about her. So it was very nice to see her just light up and see that video."
Bennett adds even the smallest gesture can go a long way.
"In that moment, all things considered, even despite the fact that Olivia is receiving hospice care, it was just a very beautiful moment of life to just let life back into the room. Even for a small two minute video where she could be fully immersed in that and not worry about everything else she's dealing with. It was just awesome."
Johnson posted the video to his Instagram account along with a message stating, "I'm sending all the love, light, strength and positive energy Olivia's way."
Payne passed away Wednesday morning.
The video has been viewed more than 13-million times on Johnson's Instagram page.
— with files from AM800's Rob Hindi