In conjunction with the release of his new Netflix movie Red Notice (also starring Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot), Dwayne The Rock Johnson wanted to invite fans to a special screening of the movie.
A chance to see the movie, free snacks, a personal meet and greet with The Rock… a pretty good time, right? But The Rock did you one better.
After hearing the stories of the people in the audience, The Rock selected one man who really moved him. A Navy vet that takes care of his elderly mother, and he cooks meals for women who have been victims of domestic violence. He’s a leader in his church and in his community.
His name is Oscar Rodriguez and he’s not the proud owner of The Rock’s personal truck.
Here’s the full story:
“Today was a good day. Merry Christmas Oscar and enjoy your new truck.
I invited fans to a special theater screening of RED NOTICE and I wanted to do something cool for all of them. Free concessions, free everything and a great time at the movies!
I also wanted to do something BIG… something MASSIVE… something unforgettable for one fan.
My original idea was to give away the Porsche Taycan, that I drive in the movie, Red Notice. So we reached out to Porsche, but they said no.
But I still said, yes. I’ll do one better. I’ll give away my personal custom truck as the gift. My baby.
I gathered as much information as I could about everyone in the audience and ultimately, Oscar’s story moved me.
He 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, and a kind human being.
Oscar said it right, just before he drove away… it’s just love. That’s all it is, brother. Just love.
Go enjoy your new truck dude and Merry Christmas to you and your family!”
Might wanna grab the Kleenex… this might bring the tears.
“Oscar collapsed to the ground as he read a card I wrote to him that said,
“Thank you for your service, brother and enjoy your new truck” (he’s a Navy vet). On Thanksgiving he deserves a helluva lot more than just me giving him my personal truck. I always say it’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice…
And Oscar, exemplifies being nice and kind to his core.
Takes care of his elderly mama. Personal trainer. Leader in his church. Supports and provides meals for women who are victims of domestic violence. A good, caring, grateful human being.
He got up off the ground and launched into giving me the biggest heartfelt hug once he gathered himself and stopped hyperventilating. Then we FaceTimed his girlfriend to let her know he’s picking her up in a new whip.
I told him, now get outta here and go enjoy your new truck dude! It’s the little things like this, that I get the greatest joy out of.
But most importantly, I have the global platform to illuminate good, solid, grateful human beings, like Oscar. The kind we could always use more of.”