Dwayne Johnson gives a custom truck to a Culver City veteran whose personal story ‘touched me’.
CULVER CITY, California – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently created an unforgettable moment for a special and deserving fan.
Johnson gave away his own custom truck to a Culver City Navy veteran who is actively involved in community causes and cares for his 75-year-old mother.
Johnson handed the truck over to Oscar Rodriguez, who collapsed in grateful tears upon receiving the gift.
Johnson chose Rodriguez as part of a special screening of his new movie “Red Notice” at a theater. Someone from a gym where Rodríguez used to work as a coach nominated him and the film producers invited him to the screening. On the show, Johnson surprised Rodriguez.Johnson then explained on Instagram why he chose Rodriguez:
“I gathered as much information as I could about everyone in the audience, and ultimately, Oscar’s story moved me.
She takes care of her 75-year-old mom.
Leader in your church.
Provides support and meals to women victims of domestic violence.
Proud and humble veteran of the Navy.
Kind human being. “
The Rock says the original plan was to gift Rodriguez the Porsche Taycan he drives in the film, but Porsche said no.
So instead, he gave away his own personal Ford Raptor pickup.
Rodriguez told Eyewitness News that he is a fan of Johnson, particularly because of his positivity and how he inspires others. He hopes to use the truck to pay for it.
“I just hope and pray that this inspires other people, lifts other people up,” he said.
Rodriguez also posted his reaction on social media.
“I woke up today, I counted my blessings,” he said. “It’s Thanksgiving. There’s so much to be thankful for.”
“I’m just thankful that The Rock hooked me up with this whip. I’ll use it, honey. I’ll use it to cheer up and help people. And make people very happy. Rock, you the man.”