Dwayne Johnson Surprises Dad With A Brand New Car And Shares His Story Online
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the 44-year-old action star gave his dad, Rocky Johnson, a surprise Christmas gift of a new car.Credit
Johnson shared a post to Instagram on Friday in which said his father never asked for much and described him as a “minimalist”. He then went to share the tragic story of how his father overcame difficult circumstances, growing up in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada. “My dad’s dad died when he was 13yrs old,” The Rock said on Instagram. “That Christmas, my dad’s mom had her new boyfriend over for Christmas dinner.
Her boyfriend got drunk and pissed on the turkey. My dad went outside, got a shovel, drew a line in the snow and said if you cross that line I’ll kill you. The drunk crossed it and my dad laid him out cold as a block of ice.” The Rock goes on to explain that when the police arrived, they gave his grandmother an ultimatum. “They told my dad’s mom that when her boyfriend regains consciousness, he’s gonna kill your son so one of them has got to go,” he said.
“In front of the entire family, my dad’s mom looked at him and said get out. He was 13yrs old and now homeless.” Rocky managed to prove himself as a successful professional wrestler and was part of the team that won the World Tag Team Championship in the World Wrestling Federation in 1983, the first time this honor had gone to a black team.
“Every Christmas, I always think about that story and my dad having every odd stacked against him at 13, but he fought thru it and still made something of himself,” Dwayne continued. “Makes me appreciate his struggle and hard work.” Rocky wanted to continue the legacy and push young Dwayne hard at the gym. He said at the time he did not enjoy it but is grateful for it now. “Made a man outta me,” he said.
“Without pissing on my turkey.” The famous American actor’s Instagram photo had the caption: ‘Bought my dad a Christmas gift and surprised him. He’s had a hard life. This one felt good. He ended the post with the tag #DwantaClaus. Dwayne is working on a few new projects we can look forward to in 2017.