Former WWE World Heavyweight champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted one of his famous “feel good” stories on his Instagram yesterday, explaining how he gifted a new Ford truck to his uncle and former WWE and WCW Superstar Haku.
Johnson wrote that when WWE called him to go to a tryout match, it was his uncle – real name Tonga Fifita – who gave him the shiny purple trunks as he was broke and did not have any wrestling gear. “When I picked the trunks up from him I’ll never forget the monster hug he gave me, look me in the eyes and said, ‘I’m so proud of you. Go get ’em nephew,’” Johnson wrote.
So this Christmas, Johnson decided to surprise uncle Tonga. “So we walk outside and I said ‘Uncle how do you like my truck?’ He said, ‘Whoooaaa nephew it’s beautiful… I love it!’ I said ‘Good ’cause it’s yours.’”
Johnson said that his uncle was left speechless as tears came down. “I’ll never forget what he did for me when I had nothing,” he finished.