East Tennessee boy fulfills dreams, meets John Cena

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- An East Tennessee boy got to meet his hero John Cena in Johnson City Tennessee.

John Cena went out of his way to say hello to one of his biggest fans, Payton Marion, after a WWE match.

The heartwarming encounter has gone viral.

"Payton is super excited about all that, all his friends have been aggravating him calling him a superstar," said Payton's father Justin Marion.

Payton has cerebral palsy. His dad hopes the video will encourage other parents who have children with disabilities to never let those disabilities hold them back.

"Whenever John Cena's music came on, he knew exactly who that was, and he got super excited," said Marion

"The fact that my son was able to meet one of his heroes, my heart melts, and it was just crazy."

Payton also said John Cena is his motivation in physical therapy.

Watch Payton's experience on his father's YouTube channel.