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JOHN CENA: “You can’t see me!”

by HomeRearedChef (writer), San Jose, January 27, 2013

Two adoring fans of John Cena!

John Cena: Wrestler, Intimidating Tough Guy, Compassionate Softie, A Child’s Hero!

“You can’t see me! You can’t see me!” he repeatedly tells his challenger, taunting, as he waves his hand, back and forth, fingers splayed open in front of his face—his signature move. That would be John Cena; a professional wrestler, a rapper, and an actor. And at six feet plus one inch tall and weighing roughly 250 pounds of pure, solid muscle, the man is a Titan. And though mere mortal men may fear to approach him children love him!

In March of 2009 John Cena made an appearance at Eastridge Mall in San Jose, in a little store called FYE (For Your Entertainment). He was there to meet his many [little] fans and to sign autographs. My two grandsons were among the throng of fans that day. The line of faithful followers waiting to see this Giant was literally out the door; the queue of people had spilled to outside the mall and it’d begun wrapping around like a belt.

My grandsons’ father, wanting to fulfill his children’s dream of meeting John Cena, spent 6 hours that morning in line waiting to buy the coveted wristbands and just-released DVD, “12 Rounds.” And then he spent another 6 hours in the P.M., that same day, holding a place in line for his children, all to see John Cena and acquire his autograph.

When John Cena came into view, the cheers and screams were deafening. Even my daughter, their mother, admits to falling completely in awe (and maybe even in-love) of this God-like human.

But John Cena did not waste time on his admiring adults; John Cena was there to greet his adoring little fans, the children.

The handicapped and challenged children at the front of the line were allowed to see John first, and my grandson observed: A down-syndrome young child walked up to John Cena and simply asked to have the hat that he was wearing, and without hesitation Mr. Cena gave it, placing it upon the child’s head. One after the other he made his way to shake their hand or lovingly pat their heads, and give them an autograph.

My youngest grandson was fearless and braved to get closer to John Cena.

Elijah: “Mr. Cena, would you please sign our shirts?” He and Jordan (his older brother) were standing together.

John Cena: “Sure! Come over here,” he said with a smile, and waving them to come closer.

John Cena signed the front of their T-shirts, and then gave them his signature gesture: “You can’t see me!” This was a day they’ll never forget.

Each child he greeted with courtesy and a smile; but with the adults he remained aloof, straight-face and intimidating.

“You can’t see me!” But his adoring fan sure did that day!

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By Barbara MacDonald on January 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I have never heard of this man, but his soul is sweet and true...what a blessing fro your grand the picture Virginia :-)

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By melanie jean juneau on January 27, 2013 at 05:21 pm

never heard of him either but he is a real sports hero, who probably changes lives of little people

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By HomeRearedChef on January 28, 2013 at 01:37 pm

Thank you, Barbara, I just adore my little grandsons. And they, of course, LOVE John Cena! :)

Thank you for the visit, Amiga!

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By HomeRearedChef on January 28, 2013 at 01:39 pm

Melanie, John Cena does indeed change the lives of the little people. He is all about making a difference in their lives. :)

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By Barbara MacDonald on January 28, 2013 at 02:12 pm

I adore all 8 of my grandkids too so wonderful watching them grow into precious gems...

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By HomeRearedChef on January 28, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Barbara, you have EIGHT grand children? Wow! I may not be able to catch up to you. LOL! My oldest daughter has 2 boys, my youngest daughter is expecting her first, and unless my son (our youngest) meets someone that change his mind, he wants none. :) (I would NEVER attempt to change his mind.)

And watching our grandchildren grow is an awesome privledge. God bless Amiga!

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By Barbara MacDonald on January 28, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Yes, two are in Austria so it is hard as I do not get to see them much...just over the net mostly. My oldest daughter has 4 children, three girls and one boy, my son has one boy and my middle daughter has three , two girls and one son. Lol maybe you will catch up with me at some point...:-) But yes, they are the light on my heart...such a wonderful blessing. Blessings to u too my friend.

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By HomeRearedChef on January 29, 2013 at 03:50 pm

LOL! I don't think I will ever catch up with you, Barbara, but I will be happy enough with the ones I've been blessed with. :)

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