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John Cena Sends Heartfelt Video To WWE Fan With Down Syndrome

A two-photo collage. The first shows John Cena talking to the camera. The second image shows Uncle Ned smiling at his laptop. An older woman stands behind him, smiling.

Uncle Ned is known for many things, like his love for The Beatles and his incredible skills as a mini golf player. Thanks to the help of his niece, Liz, he’s recently become known for being a massive WWE fan. More specifically, though, he adores John Cena. Knowing the power of social media, Liz shared a TikTok post in hopes that the wrestling star himself would see it.

In this heartwarming post, Liz shares how much Cena means to her Uncle Ned. That’s why, by the end of the post, she requests that he surprise her uncle with something like an autograph. After getting over 13 million views, Cena not only saw the post, but responded with a video! Below, you’ll find Uncle Ned reacting to it.

@lizfromiowa @John Cena ♬ original sound – LizFromIowa

“Ned, I wanted to personally send you this message to say… you can’t see me!” Cena jokes, making Ned smile. “No, we can see each other, and I got a surprise for you. I am personally autographing a bunch of stuff to send your way very, very soon.”

Needless to say, this unexpected shout out by Cena leaves Uncle Ned speechless. Plus, he can’t wait to watch the video again as soon as he finishes it!

John Cena Surprises Uncle Ned, a Fan With Down Syndrome

Liz and her Uncle Ned smile as they pose at a bowling alley. Text on the image reads: Thanks John Cena

Now, this sweet family eagerly awaits the goodies Cena will be sending their way. In the meantime, Liz is taking the time to express her gratitude for Cena, and everyone else who interacted with her original post, for their kindness.

“John Cena, I can’t thank you enough for the joy you brought to our family,” Liz writes. “To everyone who watched my TikTok and made it their mission to rally around my Uncle Ned, I am forever indebted in gratitude. Please, if you have the opportunity to brighten someone’s life like this, I hope this inspires you to take it.”

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