Dwayne Johnson is making a special fan’s year.
The Rock took to Instagram to share a heartwarming story about high school graduate, Lorraine Angelakos, and his investment of $7 after she wrote him a letter asking him to speak at her high school graduation before the COVID-19 shutdown.
The $7 has a special meaning to the actor, as it was all he had in his pocket when he made his move to Hollywood.
“You guys may remember a young woman, a high school student, who graduated earlier this year from Pompano Beach High School in Florida. Her name is Lorraine Angelakos,” Johnson said in a video posted to Instagram. “Lorraine, if you remember or if you don’t, she wrote me this beautiful, inspiring letter asking me to speak to her high school for her high school graduation before COVID hit.”
He added, “In the letter that she wrote me that was so inspiring and incredible, so elegantly and beautifully articulated, she stapled seven bucks to the letter. This was a down payment because she knows what seven bucks means to me in my life.”
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Cool update to share on my inspiring friend and Pompano Beach High School Senior Class President and Valedictorian, Lorraine Angelakos. A few months back, I surprised @lorraine.ang with a commencement address after she wrote me a heartfelt invitation asking for me to speak to her graduating class. In that letter, she included $7 BUCKS as a down payment because she knows what that number means to me. That beautiful gesture moved me. As promised, I held onto that $7bucks and made a special investment. Lorraine, as you prepare to begin college this month – I wanted to let you know that my partners at @acorns have set you up with your very own account so that we can invest that $7 bucks you gave me towards your future. And an additional $7BUCKS will be deposited into your account, EVERY WEEK for your entire four year college education! Congrats Lorraine on all you’ve accomplished – I’m proud of you and your generation – Brown University is getting one heck of a leader and more importantly, one heck of a human being. As we head into Labor Day Weekend, I wanted to remind all of you that there’s only a few days left to register your family and receive $7 bucks invested into your ACORNS EARLY ACCOUNT Don’t just save for your child’s future, invest in it. It begins with $7 Bucks. If you’re in the U.S., hit the LINK IN MY BIO to sign up today. DJ
“Lorraine, I told you that I was going to do something special with that seven bucks,” Johnson continued. “And what I’ve done with that seven bucks — I kept my promise — I know you’re starting college this month and I want you to know that I’ve taken that seven bucks and opened an Acorns account in your name starting with seven bucks because its what I started with, so you’re starting it with it too.”
“Every week, for the rest of your four-year college education, acorns will be depositing seven bucks into your account.”
Johnson and his business partner Dany Garcia teamed up with Acorns for a new program that encourages families to begin investing early for their children’s future.