School cleaner becomes teacher in his 40s, receives gifts from US actor Dwayne Johnson

School cleaner becomes teacher in his 40s, receives gifts from US actor Dwayne Johnson

  • A man who worked as a school cleaner for more than 20 years was given a sweet surprise by actor Dwayne Johnson after graduating from university
  • Tylan Bailey achieved his dream of one day becoming a physical education, and the actor gave him and his family a ticket to California to watch the premiere of their new movie
  • He was also given a new treadmill for his home to help him work out now that he is going to be a PE teacher

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US actor Dwayne Johnson alias The Rock, and thespian Emily Blunt have surprised a longtime school cleaner who recently graduated from college to fulfil his dream of becoming a physical education teacher.

The Rock surprised a teacher who graduated from university after being a school cleaner for more than 20 years. Photo: Getty Images.
US actor and former Wrestler Dwayne Jonshon aka The Rock. Photo: Getty Images.
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The Rock surprises graduate teacher

The teacher, identified as Tylan Bailey, worked as a school cleaner, but he dreamed of one day walking the corridor school to impact the students' lives as a teacher, so he enrolled on the university.

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He put in long nights and extra hours to ensure that he graduates with his and live his dream life.

His story inspired so many people and got the attention of Jungle Cruise stars Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson who came to surprise the teacher with an invitation to the California premiere of their new movie.

As reported by Good Morning America, they also gave him a roundtrip airfare to California for him and his family, plus hotel rooms and park passes at Disneyland.

"What a journey and how inspiring your story is, we are proud of you," said The Rock.

His wife and four kids also praised Bailey for his dedication to going after his dreams despite the odds against him.

Bailey, who will start this fall as a physical education teacher at Briar Vista Elementary School in Atlanta, was also given an at-home Echelon bike and treadmill, as well as a KSh 1.6 million donation from Echelon to his new school.

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Students surprise teacher living in a car

Three months ago, highlighted the story of a Californian teacher in the US who was given a pleasant surprise by his former students.

The 77-year-old teacher was living in his 24-year-old car for close to eight years because he was sending all his salary back to his family in Mexico.

His former students raised KSh 2.9 million to help him get a house and support his family even as he continues teaching.

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