Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is really proud of his roots, and they have been on full show in an emotional Instagram post he shared on New Year’s Eve that revealed what he got his dad for Christmas — and a ton about their specific partnership, as well.
At very first glance, this is just another father/son photo: Johnson is pictured right here with his dad, Rocky, and the brand new car he surprised him with for Christmas. They are overjoyed, clearly. But the car represents more to the Rock than a lavish gift, and he opened up about how his dad — who’s a “minimalist” that doesn’t need significantly, specially about the holidays — has lived by way of some difficult times that left a massive impact on them each.
Johnson proceeds to walk via a terrible Christmas that his dad experienced as a teenager, when he was basically shut out by his family and left out in the cold, one thing that shaped his life style that relies on only the essentials.
“More than the years, I’ve moved him into a large property, got him trucks to drive — which he’ll actually drive into the ground until I get him some thing else,” he wrote. “Hell, I will get him anything he desires, but the SOB just won’t ask). Each Christmas, I always consider about that story and my dad having each odd stacked against him at 13, but he fought thru it and nonetheless produced one thing of himself. Tends to make me appreciate his struggle and tough function. Also, makes me appreciate the enjoyable instances he would beat my ass in the gym so undesirable when I was 13 and say ‘If you’re gonna throw up, go outdoors.. and if you’re gonna cry, then go residence to your mother’. I hated it then, but I embrace it now. Created a man outta me.”
When it comes to the act of present-providing, it’s the thought that counts. Clearly, Johnson has it down pat, because you can not put a price — or a bow — on that type of adore.