Warning: real feelings to follow. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is involved in several efforts on behalf of veterans and on last night’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Moana star provided a little Christmas cheers for one vet in particular. The twist – the vet was a The Tonight Show producer named Karina, an Army vet whose Air Force husband is currently deployed overseas. The moment came at the end of the interview between Johnson and Fallon, when Johnson “asked” for permission to help out a member of the audience. For a couple of minutes the pair pretended to search the crowd, until they went into the production room, where they surprised Karina, as you can see in the video above.

I won’t lie – even I started tearing up when even Fallon lost it near the end. And my heart is at least three sizes too small. Turns out Fallon and Johnson had taken pains to pull the reunion off without Karina – who would normally be involved – finding out. It’s genuinely touching and, after an extremely rough year, really comforting to see.

Naturally, the moral of the story is: call your parents and family more often. Maybe even now, in fact.

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