In the most heartwarming story of the year, John Cena travelled to meet a Ukrainian refugee with Down Syndrome.
Over the past weekend John Cena arranged to meet Misha Rohozhyn who had fled from the Ukrainian city of Mariupol earlier this year. The plight of Misha and his family was later covered by the Wall Street Journal, and now Cena has picked up the baton.
Misha is a 19-year-old John Cena fan with Down Syndrome, who is unable to speak. However, as their home city was besieged by a Russian bombardment, Misha was soothed by his mother who promised that they would go and find Cena once they escaped.
After the family sought refuge in the Dutch town of Huizen, Cena decided to pay them a visit after reading about their struggles.
In the emotional clip, Cena described the meeting as a special afternoon where he got to meet a new friend.
“When I read about Misha’s story, it reached out to me. Not just Misha’s story, but the story of Misha’s mom as well. Having three days off from work, right at the time that I read this story, and being an hour away by air, it turned immediately into ‘we’re goin.’ And that means spending an afternoon building blocks and eating cake. That’s a special afternoon when it comes to new friends that I was able to make.
Misha’s ability to embrace persistence, that’s extraordinary. Those words ‘never give up.’ We’ve all thought about those in our lives, they’re very powerful. Misha and Misha’s mom are great examples of how persistence can lead to joy. Even through the toughest of times.”
It was recently announced that John Cena will be returning to WWE on the June 27th episode of Monday Night Raw to celebrate 20 years since he made his debut.
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