Dwayne Johnson is best known for his blood and thunder workouts and action movies, but we don’t often see his softer side. However, Hollywood’s hardest worker nearly burst into tears yesterday when comedian Rob Delaney thanked him for reaching out and offering his condolences over the death of his two-year-old son.
The moment happened as Johnson and Delaney appeared on the BBC The only show discuss their upcoming projects. The couple know each other through their work on the Hobbs and Shaw film, although they did not know each other when Delaney’s son, Henry, tragically died of a brain tumor in January 2018.
Still, that didn’t stop Johnson from reaching out to Delaney when he learned what happened to Henry, and the comedian revealed how Johnson’s kind words helped him at a difficult time.
“We did not have [worked together] at this point, but yeah, he sent me a lovely tweet after Henry died, which he didn’t have to do, you know? And it was very nice and made me feel good, and then a few years later we did Hobbs and Shaw“, Delaney said.
While Johnson was on The One Show to promote his new superhero movie black adamDelaney is currently on tour for her new book A working heart, which has been described as “an intimate, unwavering and fiercely funny exploration of loss”.
On the show, Johnson also revealed his reasoning for reaching out to Delaney, simply saying, “I have babies…this story, hearing that shook us up in our house.”