Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is a family man through-and-through.
The 45-year-old superstar on Monday took to Instagram posting a picture of his father Rocky Johnson, 73, standing alongside a new Cadillac Escalade, explaining how he’d come to plunk down for the expensive vehicle.
The wrestler-turned-actor said that his dad, a former pro wrestler, was told by his doctor that a more expansive vehicle would come in handy following his recent hip replacement surgery.
He wrote: ‘My pops just had his hip replaced and called me and said “Hey Mr. D the surgeon really feels like I should have a bigger car since my hip rehab..”
‘I cut my dad off and just started laughing because I knew what he was hustling for,’ said the 6ft5 action star. ‘I said “say no more..I got you.. just go down and pick out what you want” then we hung up and hours later I get this pic. Lol.’
In the shot, the elder Johnson, a journeyman who wrestled in the NWA and WWE (then WWF) throughout the ’70s and ’80s, was posed next to a man outside of a Cadillac dealership with a cane in his hand, still on the mend from the operation.
‘We all got daddy issues lol,’ the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star said, looking back at how his father set forth his path to success.
Nice touch: Dwayne even had the dealership add a massive gold bow onto the front of the SUV
Generous: The inspirational actor shared this shot in which he bought a Cadillac for his mom Ata in 2016
Colossal connection: The Rock in 2016 bought a truck for his uncle Tonga 'Uli'uli Fifita, who went under the names Haku and Meng during his pro wrestling career
‘Hey my old man was a tough MF on me. He’d kick my ass from one side of the gym to the other for years,’ he said. ‘I hated it when I was a kid, but grateful for it as a man. [I’m] lucky I could do this and thanks for the a** kickins.’
The Ballers star showed off his trademark sense of humor in adding the hashtag, ‘#MyDoctorSaid.’
The Rock has shown in the past that he’s very generous with family, past taking to social media to show off luxury vehicles he’d bought for his father, his mother Ata Johnson, and his uncle Tonga ‘Uli’uli Fifita, who wrestled as Haku and Meng during an impressive career in the WWE and WCW decades back.
SOURCE: Daily Mail