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Posted: December 30, 2019

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson plays Santa, buys his mother a house for Christmas

What You Need to Know: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

By Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a good son who loves his mother, announcing on Instagram over the weekend that he gave her a house for Christmas.

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Actually, he gave her a card with instructions.

“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,” Johnson said.

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This one felt good. Surprise! Bought my mom a new home for Christmas. All our lives growing up we lived in little apartments all across the country. 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. 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. Merry Christmas Ma and WOOOHOOO enjoy your new home. Dwanta 🎅🏾

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“Guess what?” Ata Johnson asked in a video Johnson posted of his mother opening the card. “I get a brand-new house,” she told her granddaughter, Jasmine, 3, in the video.

Johnson explained why giving his mother a new home was so important to him.

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Actor Dwayne Johnson attends the European Premiere of 'Rampage' at Cineworld Leicester Square on April 11, 2018 in London, England.

“All our lives growing up, we lived in little apartments all across the country. Lived like Gypsies on the road from one state to another,” he said.

“I always say if you got a good mama, then you got a pretty good shot at becoming a decent human being,” Johnson said.

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Ata Johnson is from a Samoan wrestling family. Her mother, Dwayne Johnson’s grandmother, Lia Maivia, was one of the few female promoters in wrestling, according to Heightline.


 
 

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