Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is making his mother’s dreams come true!
The actor and former professional wrestler, 50, shared videos on Instagram over the weekend as he surprised his mother, Ata Johnson, with a new home.
“Love you mom and surprise!” he wrote. “
“When I was a little boy, I hated when my mom would cry ~ these days, I’ll happily take her tears of joy. I surprised my mom and bought her a new home. Took me and my design team 8 weeks to get it ready, where she could walk thru her front door for the very first time and everything she saw was brand new and a total surprise.”
The Moana actor continued, “I’ve been lucky enough to have bought her a few homes over the years, but this one is special as she’s told me over and over these past few years, ‘After a lifetime of traveling, I want this home to be my last. That’s my dream.’ Mom, there’s no greater feeling than to make you happy ~ welcome home.”
The house’s family room contains a wall display of Ata’s collection of vintage ukuleles, as well as pictures of the family’s ancestors that Dwayne said his mom hasn’t seen “since she was a child growing up in Samoa.”
He wrote, “She misses her mom and dad. I miss them too. Thank you God for blessing me with a little bit of work ethic to make stuff like this happen. Enjoy your new home mom!!”
Dwayne also bought his mom a new house in 2018. That December, he shared a video of Ata reading a Christmas card that revealed his gift.
“All our lives growing up we lived in little apartments all across the country,” he wrote. “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.”
He continued, “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.”