John Cena presented the teenager with a WWE Championship belt. John Cena had an emotional encounter with a Ukrainian boy with Down syndrome who used the WWE legend as inspiration to flee the country during the Russian invasion.
Misha Rohozhyn a 19yearold fan who fled Mariupol with his family in March and was driven by his goal to see his hero met the WWE legend and Hollywood actor in the Netherlands where the teenager and his family have sought asylum. Before Russian forces bombed the house in Mariupol where Misha and his family lived there were posters of Cena on the walls. Misha Rohozhyn fled the wartorn country with his mother Liana Rohozhyn after his home in Mariupol was destroyed according to a video posted on WWEs YouTube channel.
Liana encouraged Misha throughout the trip by telling her that they were on their way to see his hero Cena. Misha however was disappointed that Cena wasnt there to greet them when they arrived in the Netherlands in May. Cena found out about Mishas story after reading an article in The Wall Street Journal about the impact of the war on people with disabilities. On June 5 Cena made Lianas wish come true by traveling to a refugee camp outside of Amsterdam to meet Misha.
In the video Cena said that he was moved when he read the story of Misha and his mother. He went on to add that since he had three days off from work right when he read the story he decided to go meet the boy. Cena wore a tshirt and hat with his slogan Never Give Up. He greeted Misha with a hug and said Nice to meet you. He even hugged Mishas mom and presented the teen with a WWE Championship belt tshirt and hat. At the time of writing this article the video had been viewed more than 4.90 lakh times. Many people even commented on how touched they were by Cenas gesture.
One user wrote Im from the Ukraine and it made me cry! Another commented Touching! I cant imagine what Misha and his mother must have been through. What torture it must have been for someone with special needs to cross three countries and leave their common environment. A third user praised Cena for taking time out of his busy schedule and getting to know the boy. He Cena is a wonderful human being and I try every day to be a piece of human that he is added the user. Another user said We need more people like John Cena. Dropping everything just to spend the day with a fan is amazing.