John Cena is a Make-A-Wish machine, we all know this. We can criticize his workrate and his hilarious springboard stunner, but we can’t deny that outside of the ring, he’s a pretty incredible human being when it comes to going out of his way to help as many kids as possible. With a little help and a whole lot of kindness, Cena got to meet another special little boy.
Robert Tijerina saw 8-year-old Mason’s wish to meet John Cena posted to Facebook. Instead of skimming past and deleting all of his Farmville invites, he decided to do something about it. In other news, Tijerina might be the nicest person ever:
I saw a random request on Facebook about a little boy who wanted to go to the WWE competition. I kept seeing it repeat and repeat and instead of watching something happen, I thought I should take matters into my own hands and make something happen for him.
The WWE competition! Oh man, could you be more endearing, kindhearted stranger who just wants to do something special for a suffering child? Tijerina bought front row tickets to Night of Champions, as well as meet and greet tickets to make sure Mason could meet his hero.
Mason has already had 62 surgeries to date, and his battle with Pfeiffer syndrome in ongoing. Pfeiffer syndrome is a genetic disorder that keeps the skull from growing along with the rest of his body (and not how we all felt after watching that one scene in Batman Returns).
Mason’s mother was over the moon, and made it clear just how one meeting can completely change a kid’s outlook when going through such a trying ordeal:
For a child that gets told that they are scary or are not accepted for being different, it saves their life. And it makes things so much better and I can’t thank them enough for that.
Mason also got to meet the HAPPIEST VERSION OF THE BIG SHOW EVER (insert a thousand heart emojis here).
I know we always make jokes about it being real dusty, or our allergies, but goddammit I am embracing my feelings on this one. My overwhelming, heart-filling, cryfaced feelings. Good job, literally everyone involved.