TAMPA, Fla. — He calls himself "Patrick the Giver."
And boy, does the nickname fit.
A year ago, Tampa's Patrick Rhodes decided to do something nice for local heroes. He bought pizza for some healthcare workers.
Then, because it felt right, because it felt good, he bought lunch for hospital heroes again.
And again, delivering the meals during lunch breaks from his job at a bank.
"My heart was just heavy with everything going on in the world," says Rhodes. "All the negativity. That stuff can get you down. So I just wanted spread some kindness and spark a talk about giving and being kind in your community."
But now he has some extra help.
Even none other than Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson heard about Patrick's mission, and sent him a video message, plus donations of food and water.
"That was crazy," smiles Rhodes.
On a recent Tuesday, Patrick delivered 100 free lunches to AdventHealth Tampa. He usually makes deliveries there about twice a month.
Director of Nursing Nicholle Henning and staff presented Patrick with surprise balloons, a sweet treat plus an engraved keepsake thanking him for lifting them up.
"As nurses we forget to take care of ourselves," says Nicholle. "So it means a lot when a member of the community takes care of us."
For more on Patrick the Giver's mission, click here.