Actor Dwayne Johnson gets a lot of requests, usually from producers wanting him to headline their next movie, but one of the most recent requests he received came from the unlikeliest of places – a high school student.

Minnesota resident, Katie Kelzenberg recently took to social media to ask Johnson if he would accompany her to her high school prom. Johnson saw the request and although he had to decline the offer (he’s busy working at present), he did provide Katie with something special as way of a thank you for the request.

Taking to Instagram, Johnson posted the following:

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“About a week ago, I come across a video on my Twitter feed, from a student at Stillwater Area High School (oldest high school in Minnesota) asking me if I would be her date to her prom. Unfortunately, I’ll be shooting during that time in Hawaii, BUT I was so impressed by this young lady’s charm and confidence to even ask me (ladies always get shy in front of me) that I had to do something special. I decided to rent out an entire theater (capacity 232 seats) in her town so Katie and her closest 232 friends and family can enjoy a special screening of RAMPAGE. And all the free popcorn, candy and soda high school kids can consume! You’re money’s no good Katie… everything is on Uncle DJ.

“🤙🏾🍿 🍭🥤!! And I also taped a special morning message surprising Katie and her high school that will play across the school’s intercom system… literally…RIGHT NOW, Katie should be turning red hearing me surprise her in front of her entire school.

“I wish I was there in person Katie, to see your reaction to all this, but I’ll hear about for sure and most importantly – you and all your friends have fun at the theater and ENJOY RAMPAGE!

“Thanks for being an AWESOME FAN and I’m a lucky dude to have fans like you.

“Uncle DJ 🤟🏾❤️ Ps – the gorilla in Rampage is way smarter (and better looking) than I am, but don’t tell him that because he has a HUGE ego 🦍”

Understandably, when Katie received the news she was a little emotional, prompting Johnson to follow up the story with the following:

“I’ll take happy tears 😭 all day.

“Here’s my surprise morning greeting to the students of Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota, as I call out the very special young lady who asked me to her prom, the awesome Ms Katie Kelzenberg.

“I can’t make her prom because I’ll be in production, but as a surprise gift I bought out her local theater this weekend so she can bring 232 of her BFF’s to watch a special screening of RAMPAGE.

“I’m a lucky lucky man to have such amazing fans like Katie, and moments like this will always be the best and coolest part of my job. Her reaction is everything when she hears me say her name!”

I have a feeling this is a moment that Katie won’t forget in a hurry. Let’s just hope she knows 231 people to help fill that cinema auditorium.