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** Cricket Wireless, then inverted the process. As the company gave him letters from fans, telling him how he's inspired them in their darkest hour.

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** Cricket Wireless, then inverted the process. As the company gave him letters from fans, telling him how he's inspired them in their darkest hour. The fans then come out through his picture on the wall, having heard him read their letters throughout the whole video, and present him a trophy for being an inspiration towards them. Cena was noticeably moved to tears.
***Special mention goes to the last story. A little kid's mother had been diagnosed with cancer, and the boy had almost given up hope. Then, Cena gave him his armband. The kid hung onto it and gave it to his mother when she was about to enter surgery. To Cena, it might have been a simple gesture, but to that little kid, it meant the world.


* When him and Wrestling/{{Ryback}} were in the running of who'd face Wrestling/CMPunk at ''Hell In A Cell '12'', Cena gave his reasons why he should be in the match, but then backing out, giving the title shot to Ryback, who had been a wrestling fan since he was little and had gone through various obstacles to get where he was, who visbly almost ''broke out in tears'', Cena even lead the crowd into a [[CatchPhrase "Feed Me More!"]] chant in support, which can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxB3tDs_bu4 here]]. Say what you will about Cena, but that was just frickin' humble and kind of him.

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* When him and Wrestling/{{Ryback}} were in the running of who'd face Wrestling/CMPunk at ''Hell In A Cell '12'', Cena gave his reasons why he should be in the match, but then backing out, giving the title shot to Ryback, who had been a wrestling fan since he was little and had gone through various obstacles to get where he was, who visbly almost ''broke out in tears'', Cena even lead the crowd into a [[CatchPhrase "Feed Me More!"]] chant in support, which can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxB3tDs_bu4 com/watch?v=qHQVVNzfuPg here]]. Say what you will about Cena, but that was just frickin' humble and kind of him.


* On the Christmas of RAW 2017, John Cena introduces himself...but before he starts his promo, he gives the shirt off his back to a kid in the crowd. The crowd (take note that this is taking place in Chicago), immediately love this act of good cheer and chant "Merry Christmas!" to him.

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* On the Christmas of RAW 2017, John Cena introduces himself...but before he starts his promo, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl1yLdN0Dvs he gives the shirt off his back to a kid in the crowd.crowd]]. The crowd (take note that this is taking place in Chicago), immediately love this act of good cheer and chant "Merry Christmas!" to him.


** He also got a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome and a SugarWiki/FunnyMoment for leading the crowd into one last round of chants: all the women and children chanting "Let's go, Cena!" and all the men going "Cena sucks!", which just proved - despite anyone's feelings on his wrestling skills - how classy, self-aware, and utterly humble the man is.

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** He also got a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome and a SugarWiki/FunnyMoment SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} for leading the crowd into one last round of chants: all the women and children chanting "Let's go, Cena!" and all the men going "Cena sucks!", which just proved - despite anyone's feelings on his wrestling skills - how classy, self-aware, and utterly humble the man is.



* [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]], the night after his big upset over Cena at ''Elimination Chamber 2015'', cuts a scathing promo on ''Raw'' calling out Cena for being a shallow caricature with cheap catch phrases. Cena eventually shows up with a ''stunning'' IAmWhatIAm rebuttal, and this would normally be a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. But it takes a sharp turn into Heartwarming, when he gives a shout out to a kid wearing a Cena shirt in the audience, holding up a sign that says "I'm Beating Cancer." Huge pop for that kid, and just one more reminder that "Super Cena" really means it, man.

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* [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]], the night after his big upset over Cena at ''Elimination Chamber 2015'', cuts a scathing promo on ''Raw'' calling out Cena for being a shallow caricature with cheap catch phrases. Cena eventually shows up with a ''stunning'' IAmWhatIAm rebuttal, and this would normally be a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. But it takes a sharp turn into Heartwarming, when he gives a shout out to a kid wearing a Cena shirt in the audience, holding up a sign that says "I'm Beating Cancer." Huge pop for that kid, and just one more reminder that "Super Cena" really means it, man.


* Kevin Owens [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM1IGkaMk1M told a story]] of his son Owen (a massive Cena fan) getting to meet John Cena for the first time, and Cena giving Owen a handwritten, two page letter. As it turned out, a few years ago, Kevin and Owen came to a WWE show and sat in the second row, and Owen tried to get a handshake from his idol after a match, but Cena didn't shake hands with anyone and went to the back. When Kevin told Cena this, Cena felt rotten and wrote the letter as an apology to Owen.

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* Kevin Owens [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM1IGkaMk1M told a story]] of his son Owen (a massive Cena fan) getting to meet John Cena for the first time, and Cena giving Owen a handwritten, two page letter. As it turned out, a few years ago, Kevin and Owen came to a WWE show and sat in the second row, and Owen tried to get a handshake from his idol after a match, but Cena didn't shake hands with anyone and went to the back. When Kevin told Cena this, Cena felt rotten and wrote the letter as an apology to Owen.Owen.
* On the Christmas of RAW 2017, John Cena introduces himself...but before he starts his promo, he gives the shirt off his back to a kid in the crowd. The crowd (take note that this is taking place in Chicago), immediately love this act of good cheer and chant "Merry Christmas!" to him.


* Crosses over with Awesome. According to Wrestling/BrodusClay, they were gonna cut his dance sequence at WrestleMania, Wrestling/JohnCena who was nearby heard, and said if Brodus would not be going out for his bit, neither would he. And thus Brodus got to dance.

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* Crosses over with Awesome. According to Wrestling/BrodusClay, they were gonna cut his dance sequence at WrestleMania, Wrestling/WrestleMania, Wrestling/JohnCena who was nearby heard, and said if Brodus would not be going out for his bit, neither would he. And thus Brodus got to dance.


-->'''Thank you, Cena! Thank you, Cena! Thank you, Cena!'''

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-->'''Thank you, Cena! Thank you, Cena! Thank you, Cena!'''Cena!'''
* Kevin Owens [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM1IGkaMk1M told a story]] of his son Owen (a massive Cena fan) getting to meet John Cena for the first time, and Cena giving Owen a handwritten, two page letter. As it turned out, a few years ago, Kevin and Owen came to a WWE show and sat in the second row, and Owen tried to get a handshake from his idol after a match, but Cena didn't shake hands with anyone and went to the back. When Kevin told Cena this, Cena felt rotten and wrote the letter as an apology to Owen.


* After their mixed tag match against Wrestling/TheMiz and Maryse, Cena ''finally'' popping the question to Nikki Bella and asking her to marry him.

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* After their mixed tag match against Wrestling/TheMiz and Maryse, Cena ''finally'' popping the question to Nikki Bella [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOP04uOOVnI and asking her to marry him.]]


-->''That kid got enough of Cena winning, we needed our moment''. - internet

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-->''That kid got enough of Cena winning, we needed our moment''. - internetinternet
* Following his match with Wrestling/RomanReigns at No Mercy 2017, a defeated, but dignified and vindicated Cena left the ring - going into at least a partial retirement - to the tune of a chant no fan, no analyst, no smark ''ever'' thought they would hear from the mouths of a live crowd.
-->'''Thank you, Cena! Thank you, Cena! Thank you, Cena!'''

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** They did it again the following year only to add a decoy first before he came out.
** Cricket Wireless, then inverted the process. As the company gave him letters from fans, telling him how he's inspired them in their darkest hour.


* After their mixed tag match against Wrestling/TheMiz and Maryse, Cena ''finally'' popping the question to Nikki Bella and asking her to marry him.

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* After their mixed tag match against Wrestling/TheMiz and Maryse, Cena ''finally'' popping the question to Nikki Bella and asking her to marry him.him.
* "LET'S GO CENA!" - Kid at ''[=SummerSlam 2014=]''. Makes you a little guilty for the beating Brock was handing out. That little girl saw her Superman die. Welcome to reality, kid.
-->''That kid got enough of Cena winning, we needed our moment''. - internet


* Cricket Wireless got John Cena to embrace the "And his name is JOHN CENA!" meme through a setup where John Cena would pop through a wall with his picture on it, accompanied by a group of trumpet players and yell his name. Cue a montage of a bunch of fans, including a fair amount of little kids, thinking they're doing an ad for Cena, only to be surprised by their favorite wrestler! The best part, at the end, Cena remarked "It was a good day. Everyone smiled today!"

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* Cricket Wireless got John Cena to embrace the "And his name is JOHN CENA!" meme through a setup where John Cena would pop through a wall with his picture on it, accompanied by a group of trumpet players and yell his name. Cue a montage of a bunch of fans, including a fair amount of little kids, thinking they're doing an ad for Cena, only to be surprised by their favorite wrestler! The best part, at the end, Cena remarked "It was a good day. Everyone smiled today!"today!"
* After their mixed tag match against Wrestling/TheMiz and Maryse, Cena ''finally'' popping the question to Nikki Bella and asking her to marry him.


* During an appearance on The Tonight Show, Cena gave Jimmy Fallon a Southpaw Regional Wrestling t-shirt to honor Jimmy's classic "Cupid's Arrow" 80's parody dating show bit. It's the only one in existence, made just for Jimmy.

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* During an appearance on The Tonight Show, Cena gave Jimmy Fallon a Southpaw Regional Wrestling t-shirt to honor Jimmy's classic "Cupid's Arrow" 80's parody dating show bit. It's the only one in existence, made just for Jimmy.Jimmy.
* Cricket Wireless got John Cena to embrace the "And his name is JOHN CENA!" meme through a setup where John Cena would pop through a wall with his picture on it, accompanied by a group of trumpet players and yell his name. Cue a montage of a bunch of fans, including a fair amount of little kids, thinking they're doing an ad for Cena, only to be surprised by their favorite wrestler! The best part, at the end, Cena remarked "It was a good day. Everyone smiled today!"


* A meta one for the man himself. Cena, an avid car collector, bought the first low rider that Los Guerreros used from the person who lent it to WWE in 2002. When Wrestling/EddieGuerrero died in 2005, Cena gave the car to Chavo out of the goodness of his heart.

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* A meta one for the man himself. Cena, an avid car collector, bought the first low rider that Los Guerreros used from the person who lent it to WWE in 2002. When Wrestling/EddieGuerrero died in 2005, Cena gave the car to Chavo out of the goodness of his heart.heart.
* During an appearance on The Tonight Show, Cena gave Jimmy Fallon a Southpaw Regional Wrestling t-shirt to honor Jimmy's classic "Cupid's Arrow" 80's parody dating show bit. It's the only one in existence, made just for Jimmy.


** You know what makes this better? Laurinaitis was a dick and puts in LoopholeAbuse by putting Ryder into a No Disqualifications match against Wrestling/MarkHenry just so the little guy could finally become a champion. Now, we all know that Ryder can't compete with the World's Strongest Man, so Cena, being as GenreSavvy as he is, lays a beating on Henry and then lays Ryder on top of Henry, thus giving Ryder a chance to become US Champion.

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** You know what makes this better? Laurinaitis was a dick and puts in LoopholeAbuse by putting Ryder into a No Disqualifications match against Wrestling/MarkHenry just so the little guy could finally become a champion. Now, we all know that Ryder can't compete with the World's Strongest Man, so Cena, being as GenreSavvy as he is, Cena lays a beating on Henry and then lays Ryder on top of Henry, thus giving Ryder a chance to become US Champion.

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