Famous actor and former wrestler Dwayne Johnson shared a photo of his father and him on Instagram a few days ago. The shiny car which is also in the picture is Johnson’s gift to his father for Christmas, “just a small way of saying thank you,” as he described it. This is not the only thing that The Rock wrote in the image caption. He also explained why he is so grateful to his father and what made dad Rocky’s life difficult.
Here’s how he started: “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.” He then continued to tell the story of dad Rocky’s not that bright life, explaining that it all had begun with his father’s death when he was only thirteen. “That Christmas, my dad’s mom had her new boyfriend over for Christmas dinner. Her boyfriend got dr*nk…” After his mom’s boyfriend had made some kind of trouble, Rocky decided to do something about it. “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 dr*nk crossed it and my dad laid him cold as a block of ice.” Little did he know that it was that night that was going to change his life forever.
Johnson finishes this sad story: “The 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 13 years old and now homeless.”
The actor says he always thinks about this story when Christmas comes, so this year he wanted to show his gratitude and admiration by doing something special for his father.
As for the actor’s career, he will come back to the big screen soon enough, when the new Fast and Furious film is released on April 14, 2017, but that’s not all. We also saw him as a part of the crew that is working on the production of the “Baywatch” revival that is scheduled for May 26, 2017.