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How Dwayne Johnson Thanks His Parents

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Last Friday, Dwayne The Rock Johnson put a video up on his Instagram story talking about how he wants to give back to his parents and buy his dad a new house.

“I just got off the phone with my dad and, man, it was a great call and I just had to share this with you guys real quick,” he said in his video. “So about two, three weeks ago, I called my dad and I said, ‘Look, you’re probably happy where you’re at but I want to do something for you. I want to buy you a brand new home, wherever you want to live, you can live.'”

“He couldn’t believe it, he was speechless. So he just called me now. It’s a big weekend, he’s gonna go look at properties. He’s a Florida boy, so he’s going to go up to North Florida and look and he goes, ‘I’m so excited. I’m also so nervous.”

“My dad’s an old-school tough guy,” said The Rock and then continued. “I said, ‘What the hell are you nervous about?’ And he said, ‘Well,’ he was searching for words. ‘No one ever called to tell me they were gonna buy me a house before and the fact that it’s you, it’s my son, I’m so proud of you and I love you so much.”

 

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Great chat with my old man. Felt good to my cold ? to hear him express his love. He’s a weathered soul and like all weathered souls, there’s often a harsh storied path that got them there. Well for my pops that path started at 13yrs old when his mom kicked him out of his house on Christmas day and forced him to live on the streets (very true and fucked up story) so his reality of compassion and love was forged thru pain and toughness. He raised me with that tough physical love and used to beat my ass in the gyms and on wrestling mats. I hated it then as a little boy, but grateful for it today as a man. It’s shaped my DNA and helped inform how I raise my own babies (minus the ass kickings;) but always instilling the value of hard work and discipline. For that I’m grateful and this one felt good. Crazy how full circle life can come. Enjoy your new house pop – what a storied path and thanks for the ass kickings ???? #weathered

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“I never heard my dad talk like that. It felt good to me and it felt good to my heart,” he said with emotion in his voice. “You know, my dad used to beat my a**. Tough love and I hated it back then, but I’m so grateful for it now. It just felt good to kind of give back to the ones who raised you. So, love you too, Pop.”

Not only is he giving back to his dad but he also bought a new house for his mom and shared how she reacted to the news on his Instagram page.

“This one felt good. Surprise! Bought my mom a new home for Christmas,” he started and then went on to say how when he was little they used to move a lot because his mom and dad were trying to make enough money. “The first home my parents ever lived in was the one I bought for them in 1999. They divorced about 5yrs later and as with life, stuff happens and things got a little complicated. Since then I always made sure my mom and dad have everything they’ll ever need.”

The actor is very big on sharing his love for his family online, not only for his parent but also for his daughters.



Ricardo is a freelance writer specialized in politics. He is with foreignpolicyi.org from the beginning and helps it grow. Email: richardorland4[at]gmai.com

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