Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Shares Heartfelt Video After Surprising Dad with Life-Changing Gift
Celebrities who give back never fail to warm our hearts and remind us that whether famous or not, we’re all human and we all have love and kindness to give.
If you follow Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, you might remember when he gave his mom a house for Christmas in 2018. He’s made it clear he’s a family man through and through.
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Daddy’s arms. I ain’t gonna be able to hold ‘em like this forever, so you better believe I snatch these cookies and love ‘em up every moment I can. Plus, I know there’s gonna come a day where in daddy’s arms is the last place they want to be. Baby Tiana Gia is already there with the “help me” look on her face ???♂️ Can’t guarantee I’ll love and protect all my daughters for the rest of their lives, but I can guarantee I will for the rest of mine. #xmas #daddysarms #helpme
Johnson has never shied away from the grand gesture and loves to share these heartfelt moments with his followers on social media.
Aside from giving his mom her dream home, Johnson surprised his stunt double and cousin with a new truck in 2018. The video was posted to Instagram and makes us want to cry.
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SURPRISE! I love handing over keys?? I love you brother and enjoy your new truck! Over the course of my career, my stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed @samoanstuntman has broken multiple bones, severed tendons, torn ligaments & just been an overall dominating bad ass achieving several “Stuntman of the Year” honors. All done with one goal in mind – deliver the best movie possible to the world. I had this custom pick up truck delivered just in time to surprise him (he’s still recovering from a stunt injury) while we give what he thought was going to be an interview about our careers together. As you’ll see the moment I put my hands on my hips, that’s the drivers cue to pull away and reveal the big surprise. Not only does Tanoai represent our family and my career with relentless commitment and passion. He also represents an entire Hollywood stunt community that is truly the backbone of our business. Love you uso and thank you for the blood, sweat, tears and years. We’re just getting started. Enjoy your new truck! #LetsRoll ??
Now the wrestler-turned-actor is at it again with another grand display of affection for someone he holds very near and dear to his big heart.
His dad, former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson, has a heartbreaking backstory, so The Rock decided to share a bit about it on Instagram.
“He’s a weathered soul and like all weathered souls, there’s often a harsh storied path that got them there,” Johnson wrote.
He went on to explain how his dad was kicked out of his own home by his mother at the young age of 13. He was made “to live on the streets … so his reality of compassion and love was forged thru pain and toughness.”
The “tough love” Johnson’s dad showed him has stayed with the celebrity. While he admits he wasn’t too fond of the tough love his dad showed in the ring and the gym, he says it has taught him discipline.
To thank his dad for all he’s done, Johnson decided to surprise him with a new home. “He couldn’t believe it, he was speechless,” Johnson shares in his Instagram video.
Watch as he talks about his dad and all he means to him. This is just one more reason we love The Rock — he never fails to keep us rooting for him in the ring of life.
What a guy. It’s clear he has such a genuine and authentic personality. He’s definitely someone we’d like to meet in person someday.
Our hats go off to this man. We can’t wait to see what he does next and look forward to his upcoming role in Disney’s “The Jungle Cruise,” coming in the summer of 2020.
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