For the Make-A-Wish Foundation, John Cena has fulfilled 650 wishes, making him the first famous person to do so. The Hollywood great and WWE legend has granted more wishes than any other celebrity in the organization’s history, helping it reach an amazing milestone.
No other celebrity has ever reached the 300 landmarks, and Cena’s accomplishment coincides with WWE’s celebration of 20 years since his company debut.
As part of the company’s social media celebration of “Cena Month,” the triumphant milestone was revealed on WWE’s official Twitter account on Monday, June 19.
The tweet displayed a photo of the wrestling legend hugging a fan, with the caption: “@JohnCena has granted more wishes via @MakeAWish than any other celebrity in history. #CenaMonth,” while the picture featured the text “650+ wishes granted”.
Despite having granted more than 200 wishes each, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and fellow WWE superstar Hulk Hogan have all never surpassed the 300-wish threshold.
Fans praised Cena for his commitment to assisting the American non-profit organization for years after he announced the accomplishment on social media.
Fellow WWE Superstar John Layfield wrote: “Few people in history have meant as much to @wwe as @JohnCena – the best representative one could ask for, and a terrific human being. So proud of John and all he continues to do. This is amazing.”
Another fan shared: “Cena’s an absolute hero for this. He deserves the world for dedicating so much time to others. Bravo @JohnCena.”
A third poked fun at his “You can’t see me” slogan: “He did it all with no one being able to see him. @JohnCena are you God?”
In a recent interview on The Drew Barrymore Show, Cena explained why he loves granting wishes, saying: “The reason I love Make-A-Wish so much is that those are those families’ wishes.”
“You can do anything you want, and Make-A-Wish’s list is enormous, they literally will do anything you want. ‘I want to kick it with John Cena and go see him wrestle.’ That is the coolest thing I have ever heard in my life,” he continued.
“But all things considered, I love all that, I love that joy. I love that connection and that’s where I’m at right now. It is difficult to water to tread because everybody’s like, ‘Well, when?’ I just know not now,” he added.