Is there any doubt that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the coolest man in Hollywood? Yes he is also the highest-paid actor in the history of everything, but he doesn’t let that go to his head in the slightest. He is always giving back to the community whenever he can. Sure some could say he’s doing it for the publicity, but if you have followed his journey from the WWE to now, you know that just isn’t true.
For instance even recently he met a child who was a real life hero. His name is Jacob O’Connor and he saved his 2 year old brother’s life when he found him face down in a pool. Johnson met him on the set of Skyscraper and posted this picture with the caption:
“Ladies and gentlemen, I finally met this real life 10yr old hero, Jacob O’Connor. He rescued his 2yr old brother after finding him facedown in their pool.
I said, not only do I shake hands, but when I meet heroic kids, I give hugs.. now get in here. Despite the fact I looked like 9 ways of hell, battered and bloodied from my scenes, Jacob reluctantly, gave me a hug.”
Now there are many other instances where The Rock has changed people’s lives, but this specific one is for his stunt double, Tanoai Reed.
The two have been working together for the past 17 years. That’s a lot of stunts! From Fast And The Furious to The Scorpion King, they’ve been through a lot through the years and Johnson decided it was time to give back. Oh and did I mention that the two are cousins too?
In this instance of giving back, Johnson told Reed that they were filming some behind the scenes interview, but there was something much bigger happening in the background. As the two are talking, a SUV moves out of the way to unveil a brand new truck that looks like it could take on The Rock.
He captioned the video with:
“Over the course of my career, my stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed @samoanstuntman has broken multiple bones, severed tendons, torn ligaments & just been an overall dominating bad ass achieving several “Stuntman of the Year” honors.
All done with one goal in mind – deliver the best movie possible to the world.
I had this custom pick up truck delivered just in time to surprise him (he’s still recovering from a stunt injury) while we give what he thought was going to be an interview about our careers together.”
Then he sprung the surprise on him!
Tanoai couldn’t believe that he had a brand new truck and was really taken back by the whole gesture. That’s what makes Johnson one of the most loved actors among Hollywood. Can we just have a movie be called “The Good Guys” and have The Rock and Tom Hanks star in it? That’s what the world needs and I’m going to petition for it till it happens.
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