Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson who bought his mother a house for Christmas. Picture: Rhona Wise
Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson who bought his mother a house for Christmas. Picture: Rhona Wise

The Rock’s insane present to his mum

DWAYNE "The Rock" Johnson has put us all to shame and bought his mother the best Christmas present ever.

The mega movie star took to his Instagram to show his mum sitting politely by a Christmas tree and reading a card from her son telling her he would buy her any house she wanted.

"This one felt good," he began, writing under a video recently posted to his Instagram account. The very adorable clip shows his mum sitting by the Christmas tree opening a card which she reads from.

"We love you mum, and Merry Christmas. This Willy Wonka golden ticket is good for …"

She then starts laughing and crying before reading the remainder of the card. "A new house!"

Johnson details an upbringing with his family living in "little apartments all across the country," where they "lived like gypsies."

Forbes named Johnson the highest paid actor in 2017, with his films paying him around $176.2 million that year.

He is a former professional wrestler, and his father and grandfather were also professional wrestlers. His father's ring name was Rocky Johnson which is where he came up with the name "The Rock."

But Johnson has successfully transitioned to acting, and has spoken regularly about how growing up poor has shaped his view of the world, giving him an indefatigable work ethic and drive.

His family was evicted from their home when he was 14.

"I always say to everyone, 'Hey, around the corner we're getting evicted. Get to work!' I drive everyone crazy with that.

"I know what it's like to earn a dollar. I know what it's like to live pay cheque to pay cheque and wonder how you're going to pay the rent," he said last year.

"Money doesn't fall out of the sky. So if you're going to pay for your ticket, that inspires me to want to make a great movie."

Dwayne Johnson gave his mum a
Dwayne Johnson gave his mum a "golden ticket" for a home.


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