Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has atoned for his earlier transgressions.
The 50-year-old Black Adam actor posted a video on social media over the weekend that showed him visiting a 7-Eleven in Hawaii recently.
In the video, the wrestler-turned-actor buys out the store’s entire stock of Snickers bars and leaves them on the counter for any customers to take for free.
It was a kind gesture, but it was also an attempt at atonement. On his way to the gym when he was just 14 years old, Johnson would frequent the same 7-Eleven and steal the chocolate bar because he couldn’t afford to buy one.
The Rock’s Instagram video received over a million likes, and many fans commented that they were pleased to see a well-known celebrity willing to admit their errors and learn from them.
One person applauded: “That’s what it’s about! Fixing the things we might have broke! Legendary stories!”
Another praised: “That’s kinda awesome. Not the whole stealing everyday part, but just going out there and making it right is amazing.”
The Rock has long been renowned for his charitable gestures, which have included surprising pupils with special needs, helping children with cancer, and even giving a newborn a kiss who was crowd surfed to him. He also purchased his mum a house in June of this year.
“When I was a little boy, I hated when my mom would cry,” he wrote in an emotional Instagram post. “These days, I’ll happily take her tears of joy.”
“Mom, there’s no greater feeling than to make you happy ~ welcome home. I always say, if you got a good mom then you got a shot at becoming a good, caring human being,” he added.
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