01 Aug The Rock gifted his stunt double a new truck and it’s so wholesome
Dwayne Johnson — or as he called himself in an Instagram post on Monday, Dwanta Claus — gave his stunt double a new truck when he returned after suffering an injury on set. Tanoai Reed, who’s also Jonhson’s cousin, thought he was about to shoot a behind the scenes clip when he was surprised with the truck.
“The truth is, he’s been an incredible partner and brother to me,” Johnson said in the clip. “I wanna say I love you, I thank you, and enjoy your new truck.”
Reed was pretty hyped about the gift.
In the caption, Johnson thanked Reed again. “Over the course of my career, my stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed has broken multiple bones, severed tendons, torn ligaments & just been an overall dominating bad ass achieving several ‘Stuntman of the Year’ honors,” Johnson said. “All done with one goal in mind – deliver the best movie possible to the world.”
“I’m still in complete shock from the surprise and so very humbled by his gesture of gratitude,” Reed posted on Instagram. “I’m truly blessed with the most amazing brother/boss/friend.”
Reed also said that he and his wife already have road trip plans to watch their son’s college football games.
In another Instagram post, Reed captioned photos from the surprise #blessedbeyondbelief.
The Rock has surprised his loved ones with cars before — in 2016, he shared a throwback photo to when he bought his mom a car for Christmas. Earlier this year, Johnson bought his dad a Cadillac Escalade since he needed a bigger car after getting his hip replaced. He bought one younger cousin a Lamborghini, and another a more practical Honda Civic.
On Jimmy Kimmel, Johnson admitted that he has a car buying problem:
“I have this problem, I do have an issue. It’s a little sickness that I have. Where I really enjoy buying cars and giving cars to people … I’m a big, brown, bald, tattooed Oprah.”
Is it really a problem if it makes him just as happy as the recipients?
Santa Claus is real, and his actual name is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.