ATLANTA — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson surprised Children's Healthcare of Atlanta with the new Xbox series video game consoles along with specialized portable gaming kiosks, called "GO Karts."
Children's is one of 20 children's hospitals nationwide receiving this special gift from The Rock working in partnership with Xbox and Gamers Outreach, according to a release from the gaming company.
According to the release, along with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, other hospitals receiving the gift include Children’s Hospital Colorado, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital Orange County, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Children’s Wisconsin, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Methodist Children’s Hospital, Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s, MUSC Children’s Health, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern CA, Texas Children’s Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and UNM Children’s Hospital.
The portable gaming kiosks will be an outlet of fun for kids who are not able to leave their rooms, the release said.
Each custom Xbox Series X (and Xbox Wireless Controller) features Johnson’s iconic Brahma Bull logo representing strength, resilience, heart, and power. The consoles include a special engraved message for kids alongside his signature summoning hope and goodwill, which says, “Keep smiling and have fun. Love, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.”
Johnson helped unveil the original Xbox console 20 years ago and wanted to spread joy and the power of play among some of their youngest fans to commemorate the anniversary.
The actor recently wrapped production on his upcoming Netflix action drama "Red Notice". Just a few weeks ago, he talked about a safe return to set after production was halted in March.
“I'm confident in our safety strategy and execution, but we’ll also be fluid and amenable to best practice changes on the fly. Stay healthy and stay disciplined, my friends as you all get back to work,” Johnson said.
A month before, Johnson shared his excitement at being able to return to set late last month on his Instagram feed.
“Like so many of us here in the US and around the world - getting back can be a tough decision that work requires real consideration and strategic planning around best health practices and safety measures. I’m happy to announce our RED NOTICE production will resume shooting next month in mid-September. Thank you to our tremendous partners at NETFLIX who’ve joined us shoulder to shoulder to provide the safest and most aggressive “quarantined bubble” for our production crew as possible, Johnson wrote.