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Try Not to Cry in This Video of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Giving Away His Personal Ford Truck to a Deserving Fan

Dwayne Johnson gives Oscar an award for his good deeds.
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You have to be a rock not to tear up at this story. 

Hollywood A-lister and WWE legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s video gave away his personal custom Ford pickup truck to a fan who attended the special screening of “Red Notice.” 

The video, which already had over 10.5 million views shows Johnson surprising Navy veteran Oscar Rodriguez, who’s also a church leader, a personal trainer and volunteer who makes meals for women victims of domestic violence. He also takes care of his 75-year-old mom. This mama’s boy, as Johnson would tease him said that, “You do a lot of good to people brother, his laundry list of doing good is just amazing!”  

In the post, Johnson wrote “Today was a good day. I invited fans to a special theater screening of Red Notice and I wanted to do something cool for all of them.”

the actor said he originally wanted to give away a Porsche Taycan, which was a car he used for the movie, but the German carmaker turned down this proposal so he gave away his own custom Ford pickup truck instead.

An award for Oscar

Johnson is one of the most sought-after and, reportedly, highest-paid actors in the world, but one thing he doesn’t have yet is an Oscar. But this Christmas present to a deserving fan probably trumps the feeling of getting an Academy Award.

Rodriguez posted the experience on his own Instagram page after the shocking reveal.

“Merry Christmas @coach_orod and enjoy your new truck! I also wanted to do something BIG… something MASSIVE… something unforgettable for one fan. My original idea was to give away the Porsche Taycan, that I drive in the movie, Red Notice. So we reached out to Porsche, but they said no. But I still said, yes.  I’ll do one better. I’ll give away my personal custom truck as the gift. My baby. I gathered as much information as I could about everyone in the audience and ultimately, Oscar’s story moved me.”

This isn’t the first time Johnson gave away a Ford vehicle. In 2017, he surprised a combat veteran named Marlene who finished three tours of duty and got a serious brain injury and was given a Purple Heart. She was a recipient of Ford’s Go Further award and, in the video, she was given a new never-been-seen before 2018 Mustang which was first unveiled virtually on this YouTube video (link here)  

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