Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson might be 2016’s Sexiest Man Alive, but he isn’t forgetting where he came from.
The 44-year-old action star surprised his dad, Rocky Johnson, with a new car for Christmas.
“Bought my dad a Christmas gift and surprised him. He’s had a hard life. This one felt good,” the WWE alum wrote. “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.”
Johnson, who has given his uncle, mom and even his housekeeper new cars over the years, then shared a “crazy” but inspiring story about his dad’s struggles after his own father died when he was just 13.
“That Christmas, my dad’s mom had her new boyfriend over for Christmas dinner,” the Baywatch star explained. “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.”
After the police 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,” Johnson continued. “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–ked up true story happened in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1954. He needed the bare minimum then, just like does now.”