Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Buys His Dad A Ford Explorer for Christmas
The holiday season is all about giving back. WWE sensation and Fast & Furious star Dwayne Johnson decided to surprise his father this Christmas with a new Ford Explorer. Johnson made the announcement to his 74 million Instagram followers with a very candid story about his father and the influence this close relationship has had on his life.
Rocky Johnson is also a former professional wrestler and a man that is known for being very down to earth. “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”, Dwayne Jonson wrote in his Instagram post. While some may say that a celebrity worth well over $200M should be gifting cars with a higher price tag than a Ford Explorer, it is important to make sure that your gift properly fits the recipient. For a modest and humble man such as Rocky Johnson, this gift is a perfect fit.
The Rock has gifted Ford trucks to his family members in the
past to include his uncle Tonga, who is also a professional wrestler. Johnson
also gave a colorful story on Instagram about how his Uncle Tonga gave him a
pair of purple shorts to wear for his audition with the WWE when he was broke
and could not afford the right equipment. “What they didn’t know was that I was
broke as hell and didn’t actually own wrestling gear - no boots, knee pads or
most importantly… wrestling trunks. I went to Sports Authority and bought some
bright ass white volleyball knee pads, called my Uncle and asked if he had ANY
trunks I could use for my tryout.”