The actor wished to acknowledge all his love and support
Dwayne Johnson took to social media to show off the gift he bought for his dad as a ‘thank you’ for all he’s ever done. This small present consisted of none other than a brand new luxury vehicle.
He shared on Instagram, along with a photo of the two: “Bought my dad a Christmas gift and surprised him. He’s had a hard life. This one felt good. My dad, Rocky Johnson is a minimalist.
Always has been. Never asks me for much and over the years his needs are always the barest … Just a small way of saying thank you dad and Merry Christmas! #DwantaClaus”
The actor – who has two children from two different relationships – also posted a story from his father’s childhood.
He described a sad and relatively awkward time at the dinner table, saying: “Crazy story, my dad’s dad died when he was 13yrs old. That Christmas, my dad’s mom had her new boyfriend over for Christmas dinner. Her boyfriend got drunk and p***ed 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. Cops were called. 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.”
Dwayne went on to explain how his hero ended up homeless at the age of 13, stating: “In front of the entire family, my dad’s mom looked at him and said get out. He was 13yrs old and now homeless. That f***ed up true story happened in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1954.
He needed the bare minimum then, just like does now. Over the years, I’ve moved him into a big home, got him trucks to drive – which he’ll literally drive into the ground until I get him something else. Hell, I’ll get him anything he wants, but the SOB just won’t ask;).
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.”