Grab a Tissue: The Rock Surprises his Dad at Christmas and Writes the most Touching Post That Every Man Needs to read! (or is this just really good Marketing)
YEP – THAT’S THE ROCK. HE VERIFIED IT!
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 29, 2015
Because I know my readers….asked and answered. Now let’s get into the story…..
Just when you thought the Rock couldn’t get more awesome, we see this. The Rock and his dad. My first glimpse at the post, and my immediate thought was:
WTF, he’s just now buying his Dad a freakin truck?? He’s the highest paid actor in Hollywood, he’s worth $125 million dollars and he’s posting that he brought his father a truck? I got my tax return check and brought my mom a car…granted it was a 5 year old Ford Focus, but I’m just saying…
Then I actually read the post. Which 1 out of 20 people will actually do. He mentions in the post that he has brought his father trucks and houses over the past years, and talks about his relationship with his dad. So this isn’t the first truck or the first house.
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. 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 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. 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. 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*cked 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. Makes me appreciate his struggle and hard work. Also, makes me appreciate the fun times he would beat my ass in the gym so bad when I was 13 and say “If you’re gonna throw up, go outside.. and if you’re gonna cry, then go home to your mother”. I hated it then, but I embrace it now. Made a man outta me. Without pissing on my turkey. ???. Just a small way of saying thank you dad and Merry Christmas! #DwantaClaus??
But before you get to misty eyed, while you are reading this tell me why was this truck so special? Why did this one feel good? He never really explains why THIS gifting is more special than all the others. However, if I was FORD, and saw this bow wrapped around a new Explorer with a Full Size Deluxe F150 in the background, 1.4 million LIKES in 17 hours and 20,190 comments then I’m pretty happy. So happy in fact that I would give Dwayne Johnson both trucks for free. That kind of promotion is priceless.
Well played everyone! We get a story we want to believe, The Rock continues to get PAID and Daddy Rock gets another new truck.