Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a good son.
The WWE legend turned Hollywood A-list actor recently revealed that he bought his father, Rocky Johnson -- a WWE Hall Of Famer himself -- a brand new home.
"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 really quick," Johnson told ABC News. "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.' He couldn't believe it, he was speechless."
The Rock continued, "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. "I said, 'What the hell are you nervous about?' And he said, 'Well,' and 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.'
"I never heard my dad talk like that," Johnson added. "It felt good to me and it felt good to my heart."
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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