'Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson gave me his truck—he was so inspiring'

'Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson gave me his truck—he was so inspiring'

My Turn, The Rock

12/3/2021 4:30:00 PM

'Dwayne ' The Rock ' Johnson gave me his truck—he was so inspiring'

The minute I walked out, I saw cameras and photographers and a gift bag. I was wondering what was going on, and felt like maybe I was being 'Punk'd'. But it was actually the opposite!

The Rock started talking about the movie and the different things he was doing, and he started rapping too which was really cool. Then, at the very end he said there was a dude in the theater that he wanted to acknowledge. As soon as he said that, my heart and mind became conflicted. My heart wanted it to be me, but my mind couldn't comprehend that he would say my name. Then he did. It was unbelievable.

I walked to the front of the theater and gave him a handshake and a huge hug. It was so good to hug him that I didn't want to let go! The Rock talked about the work I have done in the community and I said a few words then I went back to my seat, thinking that was the highlight of the day. I was so over the moon. Then The Rock told everyone to enjoy the show and left out the back of the theater with his crew. Except one of them came up to me and said that"DJ" wanted to talk to me.

Read more: Newsweek »

More Subprime Borrowers Are Missing Loan Payments

Strained by the end of pandemic benefits, consumers with limited or troubled credit histories are falling behind on payments for car loans, personal loans and credit cards. Read more >>

Luck just know how to find people. Such a nice gesture from an already well liked dude, 'The Rock'. Humanity lives on.

Dakota Johnson Gave Olivia Colman Her First Tattoo at a Cast PartyColman joked that she still isn’t sure if she got it because she’s going through a “midlife crisis” or she just wanted her younger co-star to think she’s “cool.”

Dakota Johnson Gave Olivia Colman A Stick-And-Poke Tattoo In A New York Hotel Room, And I Am Living For This Story'Maybe it was my midlife crisis.' Looks like an enticing film 🎞 some deep issues there

Dakota Johnson’s Unlikely Side Hustle? Tattoo ArtistThe star of “The Lost Daughter” recently revealed she gave Olivia Colman her first tattoo. I mean… show us the work 🧐🖼 I DO💖💖💖

Kurt Geiger and Crocs Team on Limited-edition CollectionCrocs and Kurt Geiger are teaming for a collection of holiday-inspired clogs.

Jimmy Kimmel mocks Mark Zuckerberg with brutal Elf on the Shelf parodyZuck on a Truck probably even has dirt on the Elf on a Shelf. Hit the link to watch the whole parody video.

Nadia Sawalha supported by fans after impassioned outburstLoose Women's Nadia Sawalha supported by fans after impassioned outburst against Boris Johnson

Matt Amodio: My Big 'Jeopardy! Regret is Losing Before Meeting Ken Jennings The Rock started talking about the movie and the different things he was doing, and he started rapping too which was really cool. Then, at the very end he said there was a dude in the theater that he wanted to acknowledge. As soon as he said that, my heart and mind became conflicted. My heart wanted it to be me, but my mind couldn't comprehend that he would say my name. Then he did. It was unbelievable. I walked to the front of the theater and gave him a handshake and a huge hug. It was so good to hug him that I didn't want to let go! The Rock talked about the work I have done in the community and I said a few words then I went back to my seat, thinking that was the highlight of the day. I was so over the moon. Then The Rock told everyone to enjoy the show and left out the back of the theater with his crew. Except one of them came up to me and said that"DJ" wanted to talk to me. I was thinking that he would want to have a bit more of a private moment. But it wasn't private at all! The minute I walked out, I saw cameras and photographers and a gift bag. I was wondering what was going on, and felt like maybe I was being"Punk'd". But it was actually the opposite! I saw The Rock standing there and was excited that I got to meet him again. We started chatting about my gym and he asked me about my time in the Navy. A mentor of mine, called Rico, and The Rock kind of know each other from back in the day, so I asked The Rock and he remembered my friend. I was really excited. The Rock surprised Oscar Rodriguez by giving him his personal truck at a screening of Red Notice on November 21. Instagram @therock He said he had got me something, and he pulled out $500 worth of Project Rock Collection gear. I got sweats, shoes, a shirt and lots of great stuff. Then he gave me a gift card for $1,000. It wasn't necessarily the money, it was the gesture; I was super grateful. I actually started hyperventilating and bit and had to get some water. Then The Rock told me he'd written me a special card and it was in the front seat of his pickup truck. I went up to the front seat and saw a card with my name on it. I grabbed it and opened it up. It said:"Oscar, Thank you for your service brother and enjoy your new truck, DJ." They asked me to read it aloud but I couldn't even say the word truck, I just collapsed. My heart was so full; I couldn't believe what was happening. At first I had thought it was The Rock's truck, but when he told me to"enjoy (my) new truck", I thought it must be a new truck. Then The Rock explained it was his personal customized truck. I realized I would get to ride the truck that The Rock has driven around. I was so blown away, I had to call my girlfriend, which you can see on social media. Then I was wondering how The Rock was going to get home. I actually asked him if he needed a ride! We didn't chat very long, and I was in shock, but he told me he was going to cover all the truck's costs and he and his team would take care of everything, and in a couple of days I would have the truck in my possession. A post shared by therock (@therock) There was something in particular he said to me that was very impactful. He told me that every time I drive the truck I should think about all the good I have done, all the good I'm doing and to keep doing it. That was perfect. I have the truck at my home now. But I don't want to just drive it to work. I want to drive it with friends and enjoy it. I have it parked at my house but I've been driving it every day. I feel honored and blessed to have this truck from someone super successful who has impacted so many lives. I could never afford a truck like this at this stage of my life. The Rock inspires me to work hard, be kind to people, and to always be authentic. Through him, I feel like God is looking down on me and saying:"Great job, keep it going." The reaction to this has been amazing. People all around the world, from England to India, Australia and Chile, have been messaging me in different languages. They've been telling me"good job" and"you deserve it!" 1 After The Rock gifted Oscar Rodriguez his personal truck, the pair called Oscar's partner (pictured). Instagram @coach_orod After The Rock gifted Oscar Rodriguez his personal truck, the pair called Oscar's partner (pictured). Instagram @coach_orod Oscar Rodriguez with The Rock's truck. The truck now belongs to Rodriguez. Instagram @coach_orod My mom thinks it's insane. She's fought so hard for me throughout her life, she's loved me through everything, made sacrifices and never judged me. Being a single mom is tough. All I want, the day she passes away, is for her to feel content with the son she has. This experience has energized me to go out there and do more. The Rock and I have been in contact through Instagram since and he follows me now. I'm hoping one day to work out with him. That would be my next dream—why not keep dreaming? Oscar Rodriguez is an actor, producer, fitness leader and Navy Veteran living in L.A. You can follow him on Instagram