'Love You Too, Pop,' Dwayne Johnson Buys His Father a New House

Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to share the emotional reaction his father, Rocky, had when “The Rock” offered to buy a house for him.

The 46-year-old man has had an impressive career ever since he was quite young. Apart from being a talented football player and being among the greatest professional wrestlers of all-time, Dwayne is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.

After all these years in the entertainment industry, he has made a fortune, so it’s only natural that he decided to pay back to some members of his family for all they did for him.

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#TBT to The Blamoan (Black & Samoan) Beast - pregame autograph signing at our famed Orange Bowl when I was ballin’ for THE U. 22yrs old, broke like a MF’r and extremely hungry to make it. And as you can see being bald is my choice dammit 😂 Took me years to finally understand what a lucky SOB I am to actually have fan ask for my autograph. Back then, I didn’t understand how cool it is or how grateful I should be to have someone care enough to ask for your signature. Because the alternative is simple — go back to being broke and nobody givin’ a shit about gettin’ my autograph. Once I realized that, I never turned down an autograph request again. Unless the person’s an asshole 😉. #TheBlamoanBeast #94OnTheField #1InYourHeart 🤢

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THE CONVERSATION HE AND HIS FATHER HAD

In a clip that the “Jumanji” star uploaded on Instagram, he said that he had just finished talking with his father on the phone and wanted to share what their conversation was about.

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Laughin’ at the time back in high school when I got into a Valentine’s Day argument w/ my girlfriend and she so clearly told me where I could shove 😂🌹🤦🏽‍♂️my roses. Flew from LA to Miami so I could spend an awesome afternoon and lovely dinner with my #1 Valentine @simonegjohnson. Little sleep but so well worth our invaluable and fun father/daughter time. SO PROUD of her and that apple sure didn’t fall far from this tree. Dropped her off, gave her a massive bear hug and back on the bird to get to work. A special Valentines and now excuse me while I get crazy and bring new meaning to the term “mile high club” by goin’ to town on my chicken and pasta. #fatherdaughter #grateful🖤

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First, Dwayne said that he told Rocky a few weeks ago that he wanted to buy a “brand-new home” for him. The semi-retired wrestler gave his father time to think where he wanted to live because he was “speechless” at the time.

Weeks later, Rocky made his choice and called Dwayne back, telling him that he would start looking for properties in North Florida because he is “a Florida boy.” Later, Rocky told his son that he felt both excited and nervous.

“WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU NERVOUS ABOUT?”

Knowing that his father is an “old-school tough guy,” Dwayne didn’t understand why Rocky was nervous, so he asked. The man responded, “No one ever called to tell me they were gonna buy me a house before and the fact that it’s you, it’s my son, I’m so proud of you, and I love you so much."

Dwayne pointed out that he had never heard his father talk that way and that it “felt good” to his heart. The actor admitted that his father taught him “tough love” and that he used to hate it, but he is thankful now.

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The brothers’ roar. A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive. Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, @RomanReigns who’ll be playing my brother in our FAST & FURIOUS UNIVERSE. I’m very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film. I’m also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands as he takes life one day at a time to recover from leukemia. His perseverance and humility battling this challenge has inspired our entire family as well as millions around the world in our beloved @WWE Universe. Can’t wait to see the “Big Dog” return back to the ring - his positive & focused mindset to return is straight up next level. Til’ then, this sacred Samoan 🇼🇸 ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood. Today, we nourish it with yours. #WelcomeRomanReigns #Brothers #HobbsAndShaw THIS SUMMER 🔥💪🏾 @hhgarcia41 📸

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“It just felt good to kind of give back to the ones who raised you. So, love you too, Pop," finished “The Rock.” In the caption, the actor set clear that Rocky has had a tough life as his mother kicked him out of the house when he was 13 years old, and he had to live on the streets.

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Great chat with my old man. Felt good to my cold 🖤 to hear him express his love. He’s a weathered soul and like all weathered souls, there’s often a harsh storied path that got them there. Well for my pops that path started at 13yrs old when his mom kicked him out of his house on Christmas day and forced him to live on the streets (very true and fucked up story) so his reality of compassion and love was forged thru pain and toughness. He raised me with that tough physical love and used to beat my ass in the gyms and on wrestling mats. I hated it then as a little boy, but grateful for it today as a man. It’s shaped my DNA and helped inform how I raise my own babies (minus the ass kickings;) but always instilling the value of hard work and discipline. For that I’m grateful and this one felt good. Crazy how full circle life can come. Enjoy your new house pop - what a storied path and thanks for the ass kickings 😉💪🏾🏠 #weathered

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DWAYNE’S MOTHER ALSO GOT A HOUSE

Rocky is not the only member of Dwayne’s family who has gotten a new house. In December 2018, the actor took to Instagram to share a video of the reaction his mother had when she learned that he bought her a place.

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This one felt good. Surprise! Bought my mom a new home for Christmas. All our lives growing up we lived in little apartments all across the country. Lived like gypsies on the road from one state to another. The first home my parents ever lived in was the one I bought for them in 1999. They divorced about 5yrs later and as with life, stuff happens and things got a little complicated. Since then I always made sure my mom and dad have everything they’ll ever need - houses, cars etc. But the house this time is a special one and the timing is very meaningful. I told her to treat this card like it’s “Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket” because she gets to choose any home she wants - anywhere she wants. I always say, if you got a good mama, then you gotta pretty good shot at becoming a decent human being. And somehow, somewhere along the line I became one lucky SOB to be able to make stuff like this happen. Merry Christmas Ma and WOOOHOOO enjoy your new home. Dwanta 🎅🏾

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In the clip, Ata appeared sitting in front of a Christmas tree reading a letter her son wrote for her wherein he revealed she got a new house. Ata couldn’t hold back the tears while reading, which made the moment even more special.

For the caption, Dwayne revealed that the first home Ata and Rocky ever lived in was the only he bought for them in 1999, but they later got divorced, and things got complicated. Now, both of his parents got to choose a place to live in.

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