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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gives away his custom truck to Navy vet for holidays

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson surprised a Navy vet for the holidays by giving the man his “baby,” a customized pickup truck.

“I invited fans to a special theater screening of ‘RED NOTICE’ and I wanted to do something cool for all of them,” Johnson, 49, wrote in his video post on Instagram.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Oscar Rodriguez.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson surprises Navy vet Oscar Rodriguez with a gift for the holidays.
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“I also wanted to do something BIG … something MASSIVE… something unforgettable for one fan,” he continued.

The wrestler-turned-actor said that his original plan was to give away the Porsche Taycan that he drove in the film, but the carmaker nixed the idea.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Oscar Rodriguez.
Johnson said it was an honor to give Rodriguez “a little bit of joy to someone who deserves a lot more than just my truck.”
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So, after “[gathering] as much information as [he] could about everyone in the audience,” Johnson decided that Navy vet Oscar Rodriguez was to be the beneficiary of his automotive largesse.

Johnson then rattled off Rodriguez’s qualifications: “Takes care of his 75-year-old-mom. Personal trainer. Leader at his church. Provides support and meals for women victimized by domestic violence. Proud & humble Navy veteran. Kind human being.”

Johnson did the deed by presenting Rodriguez with a card explaining the situation, causing the younger man to drop to his knees and begin crying.

After Rodriguez drove off in his new ride, Johnson reflected on the moment, saying. “[It was] just an honor for me to give a little bit of joy to someone who deserves a lot more than just my truck.”

“And now I can figure out how I’m getting home,” he then quipped. “‘Cause I don’t have my ride.”

“I have no words to express how blessed and grateful I am,” Rodriguez wrote on his own Instagram, alongside a picture of himself standing in front of the enormous pickup.

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