The “Jungle Cruise” star took to Twitter on Monday and was his typically charming and humble self.
“Oh s–t! Wow,” the 49-year-old wrote.
“Guy on the left is way cooler,” he said in reference to Fields.
“Stay safe brother and thank you for your service,” the action star added. “One day we’ll drink @Teremana and I need to hear all your ‘Rock stories’ because I KNOW you got ‘em [face with tears of joy, smiling face with horns, fisted hand and tumbler glass emojis] #ericfields.”
Meanwhile, Fields shared in an interview with Fox affiliate WBRC, “It’s always been a running joke of people saying I resemble the Rock or… Vin Diesel and I just go with it.”
His wife got a kick out of the flattering comparison, too.
“She loves it,” Fields said with a relaxed posture and ear-to-ear grin, just like the “Fast & Furious” star.
But Fields hasn’t kept the newfound fame to himself. He’s raising awareness for Sgt. Chris Dillard, a 26-year law enforcement veteran and role model for many at the Morgan Co. Sheriff’s Department, who recently was diagnosed with ALS.
“To know Chris Dillard is to like him,” a GoFundMe post reads. “He has the reputation of being an excellent Officer/Deputy but is an even better man. His calming sense and wise words are welcome in any conversation. However, it is his caring heart he shows for his team that stands out most.”
“He’s just a really good husband, father, and…great officer,” Fields echoed. “I had to pull him out of the field when he got diagnosed ‘cause he wanted to continue to go out and work side by side with these guys.”
Ultimately, Fields said he’d want to use his looks to promote awareness for Dillard.
“I was just thinking, I was praying, I was working out… I said… what am I supposed to do with this?’” Fields explained in response to the TikTok fame. The Dillard’s Warriors GoFundMe has sought to raise money for Dillard’s treatment over the coming months to alleviate the disease’s effect and has collected nearly $8,000 of the desired $35,000 thus far.
But, as Fields points out, money is not the only resource that could help fight Dillard’s condition. He noted, “I’m not saying we need a bunch of money, but prayers and support… would mean everything.”
Fox News’ Ryan Tillman contributed to this report.