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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's love for our men and women in uniform is no secret—in a few days, Spike TV will air his star-studded Rock the Troops special, filmed at Hawaii's Pearl Harbor. But he took the opportunity of his appearance Friday on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to set up a once-in-a-lifetime surprise for a veteran working in the control room.

Explaining to Fallon that we should honor and thank U.S. service members whenever we can, Johnson then leads the host up into the audience, and finally out of the studio, to find Karina, a Tonight Show producer and veteran. "What is happening?" she cries. Johnson then reveals that he knows about her military experience, and that she met her husband, an Air Force sergeant named Todd, when they were deployed together—but that he's still working overseas. Of course, this is all just a very clever distraction so that Todd can sneak up behind his unsuspecting wife.

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Even Jimmy was amazed at how well the whole thing went.

Here's to the couple's happy holidays—it's been a very long wait.