They're overjoyed, clearly. But the auto 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 much, especially around the holidays - has lived through some tough times that left a huge impact on them both. "Always has been. Never asks me for much and over the years his needs are always the barest", the former wrestler continued, adding that his paternal grandfather died when Rocky was 13 years old.
"Dwanta Claus": The Moana star was a generous giver this Christmas. That Christmas, my dad's mom had her new boyfriend over for Christmas dinner. 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".
This Christmas, he outdid himself by buying a vehicle for his dad, Canadian wrestler Rocky Johnson. Soon, 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.
By Dwayne's own admission, it's a "f-ked up true story" from Rocky's childhood in Nova Scotia.
"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", he wrote. He needed the bare minimum then, just like does now'.
So this Christmas, the Hercules actor did something special to honor everything his father has overcome.
Bought my dad a Christmas gift and surprised him.
He goes on to express appreciation for how hard his father was on him as a teen, saying it "made a man outta me [sic]".
He finished the heartfelt post with the tag #DwantaClaus, naming himself after the premier holiday gift giver.