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Dwayne Johnson Surprised His Father With A Car For Christmas

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson surprised his father, former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson, with a new car for Christmas.

Describing his dad as a "minimalist" who "never asks me for much," Johnson shared a remarkable story from his father's past.

"Bought my dad a Christmas gift and surprised him. He's had a hard life. This one felt good," began Johnson.

"Crazy story, my dad's dad died when he was 13 years 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 13 years old and now homeless. That f**ked up true story happened in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1954."

But rather than get him down, Johnson says his father worked his way through it.

"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 through 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. Just a small way of saying thank you dad and Merry Christmas!"

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January 3, 2017 |

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