Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson sent a little love and encouragement on Aug. 26 to a family who lost a mother and a daughter in a tragic car accident a few days earlier.
Forty-three-year-old Aileen Pizarro had been a huge Dwayne Johnson fan. After her death, her son reached out to “The Rock” on Twitter on Aug. 25 to see if he would do the family a favor.
“My beautiful mom who passed away loved @TheRock so so SO much. I’m trying to get him to do even a video saying her name for the funeral. If you could retweet the crap outta this for him to see it that’d mean the world. Thank you!” wrote Angelo Pizarro.
Thanks to everyone who’s retweeted and liked. My mom and sister both passed away on Thursday in a horrific car crash and even if Mr. Johnson can’t be reached the outpouring of love means the world ❤️ thank you all so much again pic.twitter.com/YTQtzM3UEk
— angelo pizarro (@mikkeltweets) August 26, 2018
Fortunately, “The Rock” was listening, and he soon sent Pizarro a video saying he had received “thousands and thousands of tweets” about his Twitter request. He shared his condolences and thanked Aileen for being such a big fan.
“I’m sending you so much love and light and strength your way from my family to yours, and I just want to say thanks for reaching out,” said Johnson in the video.
Pizarro was surprised and grateful to hear from Johnson.
“THANK YOU SO MUCH SIR. I hope everyone knows how amazing you are,” he wrote on Twitter.
@TheRock THANK YOU SO MUCH SIR. I hope everyone knows how amazing you are. I can’t stop smiling knowing she’s smiling so much. Just, thank you. And again thank you to every single person who viewed my post (now over a million). pic.twitter.com/tQisyRGgVT
— angelo pizarro (@mikkeltweets) August 27, 2018
On Aug. 23, Aileen Pizarro and her 12-year-old daughter were killed when their vehicle was hit by famous YouTube personality “McSkillet,” who was driving the wrong way down Interstate 805 near Miramar Road in San Diego around 4:30 p.m., according to NTD.
Eighteen-year-old Trevor Heitmann, who also died in the accident, was driving a 2014 McLaren 650s, an ultra-high-performance car that costs a quarter of a million dollars.
According to the CHP, he could have been going over 100 mph at the time of the crash, which caused an eight-car pileup in addition to the three deaths.
Aileen Pizarro was a family and marriage counselor and a single mother to three children. She had been out with her daughter that day to buy back-to-school supplies.
The Pizarro family now has to raise money to bury their two family members. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the needed funds.
From The Epoch Times