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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Gives Lifelong Friend A Ford F-150: Video

The life story of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a rather interesting one, and a classic rag to riches tale, to boot. Johnson grew up without a father in his life, and without much of anything, really. And yet, the former pro wrestler and current TV and movie star has managed to become quite wealthy and famous the good old fashioned way – with hard work. And, as it turns out, with a little help from his friends – one of whom he recently paid back by giving them a Ford F-150 as a gift.

Johnson posted the video of his generous Christmas gift on Instagram, and it’s a rather humorous and touching clip. First, he tells the story of how he came to know Bruno Lauer, who took Johnson in and let him live with him after he and his mother were evicted from their home in Hawaii when Johnson was just a teenager.

Johnson flew to Nashville thinking that he was going to live with his father, but instead, Lauer offered him a roof to sleep under, despite the fact that he didn’t even know him. Then, nine years later, Lauer once again assisted Johnson by giving him a place to stay when he was just starting his wrestling career in Memphis, Tennessee. And at the age of 15, Lauer even gave Johnson his last $40 so he could buy his first car – a clapped-out Ford Thunderbird.


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Thus, we can’t blame Johnson for wanting to pay back the man who helped him get on his feet and become the star that he is today. And that’s exactly what he did with this Ford F-150. Lauer is clearly emotional after Johnson thanks him for what he’s done and reveals the truck, which has to make it all worthwhile. And for once, it’s nice to see a famous person giving back to someone who helped make it all possible, even though this isn’t the first time Johnson has gifted someone an F-150.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Coco Eugene

    Big freaking deal.

  2. TomJ

    He gave him a used truck. That is no newer that 2014. I’m pretty sure that the Rock can afford an actual new truck.

  3. HEC3

    You, Tom, you Coco, are assholes.stay here online… these comments are all you got. GL

  4. Bill weiss

    The rock is a piece of s*** commie bastard you should be crucified for betraying the Constitution. All your movies suck you can’t act for s*** your just a meathead.

    1. Ford Fan

      reasoning? oh right you must be a liberal. is he making you cry?

  5. Vernon Davis

    All these negative comments.Yall read the whole story, then took the time to talk negative sh%t??!! STFU!!!You punks wouldnt say it to his face for sure!!! Go ahead your thing bro!!

  6. Jeanette

    I would like a new truck for my family..Gallup New Mexico.. My family r big fans and it’s up to u too be very thankful for whom has all helped u out in hard times.. Sounds like u had some hard times growing up.. Good thing u make something special for ur kids.. as a great role model.Meaning .. Having something to pass down to ur grandkids..

  7. Bash

    This gorrilla been rich for quite some time and now decides to pay back on a old friend that took his ass in

  8. David hill

    Your a good dude and your doing good things for people your a roll model the world has more haters than ever these days ignore it. Hope to meet you one day.


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