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Dwayne Johnson Responds To Symbolic $7 He Received From A Student

Earlier this week, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson shared a video of himself on Instagram, reading a letter sent to him by Lorraine Angelakos, a graduating student at Pompano Beach High School, Florida, speaking out on leadership in the US — or lack thereof — something that Dwayne had publicly asked about before on social media.

Earlier this week, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson revealed on Instagram that a graduating high school student named Lorraine Angelakos, sent him a letter, answering his call for leadership.

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He read the well-put letter in a video, sharing it with his followers and fans.

"Where are you? A letter from @lorraine.ang answered my question," he captioned the post.

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"To all the high school graduates of 2020, Truth is, you’re the generation that will have the answers to the questions, we - as adults - are having a challenging time finding the answers to. "

"My/our accountability to your generation is helping create the pathway to normalizing equality and showing that being compassionate, tough, empathetic, strong and kind are never mutually exclusive."

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"And your generation will ensure that equality for all, through empathy and respect will remain forever."

"Thank you, Pompano Beach High School Senior Class President and Valedictorian, Lorraine Angelakos for this incredibly moving letter that resonated with me deeply," he wrote.

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"Remember, to put your money where your heart is and always let your heart, mana and instinct be your guiding North Star."

"We must become the leaders we’re looking for."

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"And I can’t wait to see the leaders that you and all your fellow high school graduates become. Congrats, enjoy your summer, and keep being THE hardest workers in the room," he concluded.

“Where is that leader? Where is our leader who would step up to our country at this time, when our country is on its knees?," he says in the video.

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“I received a letter that gave me my answer.

“Like you, I believe the same: As one door closes, another one opens,” he said, reading the letter.

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“You just have to have the drive and willpower to go through that next door and give it your all.”

“When I received this letter, it knocked me off my feet. It’s not what Lorraine is saying it’s how she’s saying it," he added.

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"Some students will be making their way to college and some won’t, some will be hitting the workforce."

"All of us have dreams and aspirations," he read.

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"I consider you an inspiration to our youth, to help remind us that hard work, positivity and perseverance will pay off no matter how hard the road might seem.”

“Most commencement speakers and celebrities are sought for after you complete college," he continued reading.

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"But I think the time is now in your senior year when some students won’t have that luxury to attend college. With the help of someone like you, you can inspire them."

"They deserve it now with you as their inspiration.”

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He paused from reading the letter to say: “I would have done this for free. I would’ve travelled around the world twice and back just to come and speak to you guys during graduation. I would’ve been there."

"But here’s the thing that sealed the deal,” he said, then reading the letter again- “As part of a good faith request, I have enclosed seven bucks as a downpayment for your services.”

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The $7 inside the envelope symbolizes how much money Dwayne had when he first started his career.

“Lorraine, I asked a question a few weeks ago: I said where are you? And now I have my answer. You’re right here. Here you are,” he said. “Here you are.”

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“Lorraine, you and your fellow graduates … you guys are our empathetic compassionate leaders who are going to lead us," he said.

"Who are going to be the ones responsible that we as adults are having a little challenging time right now answering."

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"You guys are the ones who are going to normalize equality," he concluded.

What do you think of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's response to Lorraine's letter, answering his call for leadership?

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Looks like he has managed to inspire the younger generation!

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Watch the full video here.