A San Diego man took to Twitter to ask celebrities to help him pay tribute to his mother and younger sister who were killed in a horrific crash last week on Interstate 805, and a couple of his lost loved ones' favorites responded.
Aileen Pizarro, 43, and her 12-year-old daughter, Aryana, were killed Thursday when a teen driving a McLaren over 100 mph against traffic crashed into their minivan and killed them.
Aileen loved Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, so her son Angelo tweeted his wish for the action movie megastar to send a video that he could play at her funeral and the Twitter universe made sure he saw it.
My beautiful mom who passed away loved @TheRock so so SO much. I’m trying to get him to do even a video saying her name for the funeral. If you could retweet the crap outta this for him to see it that’d mean the world. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/ypr4ZJzMxw— angelo pizarro (@mikkeltweets) August 25, 2018
Tens of thousands of retweets later, Angelo had a video sent via direct message from the People's Champ himself with words of condolence and encouragement.
"I am so sorry to hear about your sister and mom and this tragic loss that you and your family are going through," he said in the video.
"If your mom could see me now, which I'm sure she can, I just want to thank her for all the love and being a such a big fan," he continued.
Angelo was ecstatic to have received a response back.
"I hope everyone knows how amazing you are," he tweeted. "I can’t stop smiling knowing she’s smiling so much. Just, thank you."
Johnson ended the minute-long video encouraging the family to "stay strong."
Excited and grateful, Angelo then asked all the people who helped spread the word to The Rock if they could get the attention of singer Alessia Cara, the voice behind "How Far I'll Go" from "Moana," Aryana's favorite movie.
A day later he had a direct message from her, too, sending him and his family a "big hug" and all of her love.
"I know that Aryana was a big fan of mine and that means the whole world. It breaks my heart that I didn't get to meet her before she passed but I hope that she's smiling right now and I hope this made you smile even in the slightest despite everything that you guys are going through," she said.