You work hard and hopefully you get lucky enough to make a difference or two in kid’s lives. I’m laughing at myself here because when Maria says, “this is the best day of my life, thank you so much” I can tell I’m trying to avoid looking at her in that moment because I would’ve lost it. Damn Dwanta Claus hat makes me emo. 🎅🏾🤦🏾♂️😭 In a manly way of course. Thank you to EVERYONE who had a hand in helping me create such an unforgettable day for these kids and their families. Stuff like this will always be the best part of fame. By far. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Murat, Emily and Maria and your families ~ DJ #MakeAWishDay #OnSet #Skyscraper Link to watch FULL VID below.
As a man and as a father who would do anything to protect my babies and make them happy, these moments I share with other fathers are so powerful. Over the years when I meet kids who are “going thru the struggle” with battling forms of cancer or disease it often gets emotional when I meet them. But when I meet their parents, it’s a whole other level of emotion and gratitude. Every single time. This is a very strong man here who’s occupation requires a tough and steady “hold the line” demeanor (Daniel is a crisis negotiator), but brought to tears when it comes to how satisfying it is to simply make his daughter, Emily happy, who can be seen in the background breaking down when she sees her dad start to cry. Meetings like this get emotional, but man they’re beautiful. And to me, this’ll always be the best part of fame. Thank you Daniel for your kind words. We’ll keep doin’ it together. All of our babies deserve to be happy and smile. #MakeAWishDay #PapaBears
Special moment. I was sad to hear about the loss of their father. I know he’s very proud of his strong and loving family. I was happy however to share the the story of when Murat was battling cancer like a champ, the doctors wouldn’t let him eat his favorite food - salmon. The day he became cancer free, his mama was the first to give him that salmon. Mama got a little emotional when his sister translated what I said. I got a lil’ emo too.. manly tears of course. Manly tears. Wonderful Turkish family, I had the privilege of hosting. Grateful to meet them. #MakeAWishDay #OnSet #SkyscraperMovie #Manly
Awesome moment. Dwanta Claus🎅🏾 delivering the world’s first custom made XBOX 1X’s to my Make A Wish kids! It’s truly an honor to have a kid’s “wish” be to meet me, so I try and make it as special as I can. I have a very caring staff who reaches out to our partners and friends who all jump at the opportunity to help make these kids’ day a special one. Thank you to our good friends at Microsoft and Xbox for creating these first ever engraved Dwanta XBOX 1X consoles for the kids, before they’re available to the world. Tears of joy is the constant indicator that this will always be the best part of my job. #MakeAWishDay #OnSet #SkyscraperMovie #Microsoft #XBox1X #Murat #Maria #Emily
One of the best parts of our big #MakeAWishDay was takin’ the kids for a spin inside a brand new Lamborghini. The flip side to it was me trying to pry myself out of this vehicle in sections because I’m too big while everyone just laughed. I️ need to lay off the carbs. #DaddyDontFit #Lambo #MakeAWishDay 🤙🏾
Dwanta🎅🏾 vs Lamborghini. #MakeAWishDay I’m not the tallest guy (6’4), or the biggest (260+lbs), but the issue with me not fitting in these things is how I’m built. Built three dimensionally from back to front - quads, butt, back, chest etc. My Samoan/Black genetics throw the metrics all off 🤙🏾💪🏾 Plus, I have a very large head (seriously) with a big ass ridiculous fuzzy Dwanta hat on top. When my special guest, Murat wants to roll in a Lambo. We roll in a Lambo. Next time I’m bringing my pick up truck. #MakeAWishDay #OnSet #SkyscraperMovie #RideWithDwanta🎅🏾 Now the question becomes, how do I get out..
#DwantaClaus🎅🏾 surprise! My Make A Wish kid’s (Murat, Maria & Emily) LOVE Lamborghinis and sports cars, so... I had one waiting for them so we can have some fun. They freaked out. Which is always the best part. I said, Get in, Dwanta’s takin’ ya for a spin. Awesome moment and I want to thank my friends over at #LamborghiniVancouver and #TKPerformance for helping us make this so cool for the kids. Now the big question on everyone’s mind... do I actually fit in the Lambo? Stay tuned my friends. #MakeAWishDay #Lamborghini #RideWithDwanta🎅🏾 #SkyscraperMovie
Our Make A Wish Day. Special moment here as Murat’s sister is translating for me what their mom has just said to me about how special this day is for her family and her son, Murat. I asked her to please let her mom know, that I did my research and know all about her son’s love for salmon and the cool story behind it once he was cancer free. She loved that;). Great moment. Such a lovely family who flew all the way in from the Netherlands. Happy & grateful mama. And I swear I’m not a giant, it’s just the angle I’m standing. Ok, I’m a very large man. #MakeAWishDay #OnSet #SkyscraperMovie
As #DwantaClaus🎅🏾 I come bearing framed gifts (and cheesy jokes) for my special MAKE A WISH kids, Murat, Emily & Maria. Presented them with a very special signed call sheet from our production. Their individual names above mine indicting they’re #1 - where they belong. What a day of surprises! Best was yet to come... #MakeAWishDay #OnSet #SkyscraperMovie
I’ll take tears of joy anytime. Bring it in here for my hug, Murat, Emily and Maria. Our huge Make-A-Wish International day on set was INCREDIBLE with my guests and their lovely families. As a father and a man, hugs like this mean the world to me. This is my reminder that this will always be the best part of fame. Much more to share with you guys from out visit. Stay tuned. #MakeAWishDay #OnSet #SkyscraperMovie