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The Rock’s Incredible Xmas Gift For His Dad Will Make You Love Him Even More

‘Tis the season to spread holiday cheer like no other, but Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is truly Santa Claus himself… all year long.

Not only is The Rock constantly winning at life, he’s also a real selfless dude, which is one of the traits I admire most about him.

He’s constantly spreading so much love and joy across the land, from strangers and people in need to his loved ones and friends.

The Rock recently teamed up with Jimmy Fallon to give a woman and her husband (who is a Master Sergeant in the US Air Force) the most wonderful surprise. The star-studded duo reunited the couple for the holidays, and the woman’s emotional reaction really says it all.

You’re the real MVP, The Rock.

The 44-year-old actor took to Instagram on Friday to share with all of us a crazy, yet super personal and moving story behind what he gave his dad for Christmas this year.

He wrote,

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

Santa Claus does exist, guys, and he’s The Rock!!

You are a role model and inspiration to all, Dwanta Claus. Keep doing you like a boss.

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Alexa Mellardo

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Alexa majored in Journalism at Suffolk University, Boston. She wrote for Scene Magazine, Santa Cristina Winery in Italy and was Boston Editor of Joonbug. Alexa has traveled to Greece, England, Ireland, Germany and Italy. Her passions include fa ...
Alexa majored in Journalism at Suffolk University, Boston. She wrote for Scene Magazine, Santa Cristina Winery in Italy and was Boston Editor of Joonbug. Alexa has traveled to Greece, England, Ireland, Germany and Italy. Her passions include fa ...

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