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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has given his mum a brand new car for Christmas, but says she deserves more.
The former WWE legend treated her to a white Cadillac CT5. Prices of the luxury motor start at a whopping £29,000.
His 73-year-old mum Ata couldn’t contain her excitement, hugging her son and smiling as she sat behind the wheel for the first time.
“This one felt good,” The Rock said to his 284 million followers on Instagram. “Surprised my mom with a new car for Christmas today. She was shocked. She got a few good ugly cries in.
"Then once her grand babies joined her inside the car. She was overcome with pure joy.
“Hell, even Hobbs, my dog wanted to peep the whip with his new Christmas chicken.”
This is not the first time The Rock has treated his mum.
In 2018, the 49-year-old bought her a house for Christmas.
“I’m so grateful I can do this kinda stuff for my Mom, who’s had one helluva life,” the actor continued. “I don’t take any of it for granted. Neither does she.
“Merry Christmas ma, enjoy your new ride! And your Elvis records. We love you. You deserve a lot more. DJ.”
The Rock’s close relationship with his mum is well-documented.
Ata, who has Samoan heritage, was married to Dwayne’s father and former wrestler Rocky, although they divorced before his death last year.
Her adopted parents were also wrestlers, with The Rock frequently praising his mum for her strength through tough times.
He's also been open about her suicide attempt when Dwayne was just 15.
"She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic," The Rock said when reflecting on that moment.
"Big rigs and cars were swerving out of the way. I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road.
"I don't remember what I said to her. I remember she didn't say a thing. And in that moment one of the greatest lessons I've ever learnt is how precious life is and how in an instant it can all go away.
"The irony is my Mom has no idea it even happened. That's the irony and that's also the beauty of it."
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