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This week has been filled with reports of public figures behaving badly, so we’re going to indulge in some heartwarming news to cleanse the old palate. WWE superstar John Cena spends a lot of his non-wrestling time popping up in movies and TV shows and, it seems, playing genie: Coming Soon reports that the Trainwreck actor will soon grant his 500th wish via the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Cena has granted the most wishes of any celebrity by far and is reportedly the most requested. His long history with Make-A-Wish includes donating six million airline miles to help fulfill travel needs for wish kids. He’s even received a few awards for his do-gooding.


WWE shares in his charitable spirit and announced a million-dollar commitment to Make-A-Wish on Friday. The nonprofit thanked WWE and Cena for their generosity with a party at Dave & Buster’s, which prompted the wrestler’s inaugural use of emoji:

In case you were wondering, Cena’s 500th wish kid will be Rocco of Queens, NY. The 8-year-old, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, will be in the audience of Monday Night Raw as Cena bashes someone’s head in. But don’t worry, because none of it—the wrestling, that is—is real anyway.

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