Dwayne Johnson surprised a fan with an early Christmas gift before Thanksgiving.
The “Red Notice” actor, 49, posted a heartwarming video on his Instagram showing how he surprised Navy veteran Oscar Rodriguez by giving him his custom Ford F-150 Raptor.
Johnson invited fans to a special theater screening of his new film “Red Notice” and wanted to do “something cool” for all of them. As they watched the film, moviegoers were treated to free concessions and ice-cream.
The Rock said he also wanted to do something “massive” and “unforgettable” for one fan. He originally wanted to give away the Porsche Taycan that he drove in the movie. However, the carmaker declined.
So, Johnson decided to do one better by giving away his personal custom truck, which he calls his “baby.”
“I gathered as much information as I could about everyone in the audience and ultimately, Oscar’s story moved me,” he wrote on Instagram.
Rodriguez is a great example of what it means to be a human being. The personal trainer takes care of his 75-year-old mom; he’s a leader at his church; he provides support and meals to women victimized by domestic violence, and; he’s a humble Navy veteran.
In the video, Johnson is seen making an unscheduled appearance at the screening, much to his fans’ delight. He then spoke of Rodriguez and invited Rodriguez down to the front.
“Your story really moved me because I hear that you’re a personal trainer, you’re always keeping it positive and motivational and optimistic,” Johnson told Rodriguez as the moviegoers looked on.
Rodriguez answered, “I’m just speechless. I’m so glad to meet you, I feel so encouraged right now, so uplifted. I’m encouraged by your motivation. I follow your Instagram account and I listen to what you have to say. You inspire me. And yeah, let’s do it. Let’s change the world, one person, at a time.”
Johnson then invited Rodriguez outside to show him something—a card that he wrote addressed to “Oscar.”
Rodriguez had no idea that the letter’s message would change his life. Rodriguez took out the card and read it aloud. It said, “Thank you for your service, brother. Enjoy your new truck.”
Rodriguez began to sob as he fell to the ground near the vehicle when it dawned upon him.
“What the heck is happening?” he exclaimed. Rodriguez, overcome with emotion, jumped up to hug Johnson.
“I thought this was your truck, bro!” Rodriguez told the actor, who replied, “It is my truck! Now it’s your truck!”
Rodriguez FaceTimed with his girlfriend to tell her who he was.
The video ends with the Ford F-150 Raptor owner driving off with his new vehicle. But before he did, Rodriguez told Johnson, “It’s just love, bro.” And it truly was.
“[It was] just an honor for me to give a little bit of joy to someone who deserves a lot more than just my truck,” Johnson said as he reflected on the moment, before jokingly adding that he needed to figure out how to get home because he doesn’t have a ride.
Rodriguez shared the same video and a photograph of Rodriguez standing in front of his truck on his Instagram later.
“I have no words to express how blessed and grateful I am !! Again no words only scripture,” he wrote before quoting the Bible, “With my whole heart, with my whole life, and with my innermost being, I bow in wonder and love before you, the holy God! Yahweh, you are my soul’s celebration. How could I ever forget the miracles of kindness you’ve done for me?” Psalms 103:1-2 TPT.”
We were smiling throughout this video, and we’re sure you will, too! Check out the video to see how the surprise worked out.
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