Katie Kelzenberg, a senior at the Stillwater High School in Oklahoma, absolutely loves Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson. A huge fan of the wrestler, Kelzenberg has memorized the lines to most of his movies. She adores the guy so much, in fact, that she mustered up the courage to ask the A-List superstar to her senior prom on Twitter.
— katie k (@katiekelzenberg) April 15, 2018
Unsurprisingly, Kelzenberg didn’t hear back from Johnson — that is, until one day, when she was sitting in class. The regular afternoon announcements began to play over the loudspeakers, but she noticed the usual announcer had been replaced by a very familiar voice.
“Good morning to the Stillwater Area High School students, this, as you might have guessed, is Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock …”
As it turns out, Johnson had reached out to the Stillwater High administration and secretly recorded the daily announcements. He let Kelzenberg know he couldn’t attend prom due to scheduling conflicts, but added that he had a special surprise for her…
“Katie, I’m sure you are soooooo embarrassed right now, but I just had to let you know how cool and awesome you are for inviting me to your prom,” he said.
“Because we are now best friends, and I have so much love for you because you’re so awesome, I have a special gift. I’ve rented out a theater tomorrow, the gift is this, grab all your favorite friends and closest family members and whoever you want to bring, because tomorrow I’m showing you a screening of my new movie, ‘Rampage’ … and all the popcorn and candy and soda you can drink, cause it’s all on me.”
He even posted a message about Kelzenberg on his Instagram account:
SURPRISE KATIE KELZENBERG! About a week ago, I come across a video on my Twitter feed, from a student at Stillwater Area High School (oldest high school in Minnesota) asking me if I would be her date to her prom. Unfortunately, I’ll be shooting during that time in Hawaii, BUT I was so impressed by this young lady’s charm and confidence to even ask me (ladies always get shy in front of me) that I had to do something special. I decided to rent out an entire theater (capacity 232 seats) in her town so Katie and her closest 232 friends and family can enjoy a special screening of RAMPAGE. And all the free popcorn, candy and soda high school kids can consume! You’re money’s no good Katie… everything is on Uncle DJ. 🤙🏾🍿 🍭🥤!! And I also taped a special morning message surprising Katie and her high school that will play across the school’s intercom system… literally…RIGHT NOW, Katie should be turning red hearing me surprise her in front of her entire school. I wish I was there in person Katie, to see your reaction to all this, but I’ll hear about for sure and most importantly – you and all your friends have fun at the theater and ENJOY RAMPAGE! Thanks for being an AWESOME FAN and I’m a lucky dude to have fans like you. Uncle DJ 🤟🏾❤️ Ps – the gorilla in Rampage is way smarter (and better looking) than I am, but don’t tell him that because he has a HUGE ego 🦍
Watch as Kelzenberg gets one of the biggest (and best) surprises of her life in the video below.
What a sweet guy! Now this is how all celebrities should treat their fans. I’m sure Kelzenberg will treasure this moment forever.