Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson surprises his mother with a new house


That’s a rock hard son!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson surprised his mother Ata Johnson with a new house and posted a series of videos on his Instagram over the weekend documenting the big reveal.

A clip captured Ata, 73, approaching the threshold before walking through the front door of her home for the first time, all set to the famous “Over the Rainbow” cover by the late Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.

Above the entrance is a sign that reads “Le Samoana” – presumably a reference to his mother’s Samoan descent.

“When I was a little boy I hated it when my mum cried – these days I like to take her tears of joy,” Rock, 50, wrote of his mum’s touching reaction to seeing the apartment where he and a ” design team” worked on it for eight weeks.

He continued, explaining that he’s been “fortunate enough to have bought her a few houses over the years, but this one is special because she’s kept telling me over the past few years, ‘After a lifetime of travelling I want this home to be my last. This is my dream.’

“Mom, there’s no greater feeling than making you happy ~ welcome home 🏠❤️🌺,” he continued.

Ata Johnson
Ata hadn’t set foot in her new house when The Rock first took her to see it over the weekend.

The Rock then showed his mother around the house and, in two more videos, pointed out various meaningful aspects of the interior design.

In one, His mother enters a room where her collection of vintage ukuleles is mounted on a wall. Of the photos, also featured in the room, The Rock wrote, “I was able to unearth images of our ancestors that she hasn’t seen since growing up in Samoa as a child.”

Dwyane "The stone" Johnson and mother Ata Johnson
“There’s no greater feeling than making you happy,” The Rock wrote on Instagram.

The last clip recorded the Moment when his mother discovered her “New ‘Smackdown Room’… where she keeps the coolest rock/DJ memorabilia,” The Rock explained in the caption.

“This is her favorite room that she takes guests to and my least favorite 😂🙋🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️ because the last thing I want to do is stand in a DJ shrine while the People looking around while my mom runs them through the stuff I’ve made. No thanks 🙅🏽‍♂️😂,” he continued.

“But the truth is, when I’M WITH MYSELF 😊 those Smackdown rooms she creates have such positive energy and beautiful mana. Always a good reminder for me to never forget where I came from and to always be thankful for Grind.”

The conclusion of the first post’s caption says it all about The Rock’s rationale for implementing the touching gesture: “I always say, if you have a good mother, you have a chance to be a good, caring human being. Let’s all give our mommies a big, grateful hug this weekend and make them happy.”


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