Unless you’re living under a rock, chances are you know and love The Rock. From his days owning the ring in the WWE to his career as action hero and comedy star, The Rock is proving he is Hollywood royalty. Here’s a by no means exhaustive list of reasons why we love The Rock so much.
1. He's a Super-Dad!
The Rock constantly posts touching tributes to his daughters on Instagram, and we think he is a shoo-in for any Father of the Year awards.
2. He Loves His Mom
Don’t let his look fool you, The Rock is the ultimate mama’s boy. He often posts stories about the amazing things he does to take care of and honor his mom, who must be one great lady.
3. He's a Dog Guy
Here's a fun Labor Day weekend story... We just decided to add two new members to our Johnson family. Baby French Bulldogs. In my right hand is BRUTUS and in my left hand is HOBBS. Bring them home and immediately take them outside so they can start learning how to "handle their business and potty like big boys". I set them both down and they both take off in a full sprint and fall right into the deep end of our pool. HOBBS immediately starts doggy paddling while BRUTUS (like a brick) sink heads first to the bottom of the pool. I take off into a full sprint, fully clothed, dive in the pool, swim to the bottom, rescue my brick, I mean BRUTUS and bring him back to the edge of the pool. He was a little delirious.. took a moment, threw up all the water he swallowed and looked up at me as if to say, "Thank God you didn't have to give me mouth to mouth!" and then ran off to play with his brother. A few lessons I've learned today.. A) Not all puppies have the instinct to doggie paddle. B) Some puppies (like BRUTUS) will be so in shock by experiencing water they will sink extremely fast so react quick. C) While spiriting to save your puppies life, before you dive in, try and throw your cel phone to safety. Don't keep it in your pocket... like I did. #BRUTUSLives #HOBBSCanSwim #MyCelPhonesDead #AndNoMouthToMouthNeeded #HappyLaborDay
He takes being a dog lover to the next level. Last fall, he heroically saved his two adorable French bulldogs, Hobbs and Brutus, from an almost-fatal pool accident.
4. He Doesn't Take Himself Too Seriously
Dogs now too... I can't. Lil' buddy's like "There better some motherf*ckin' doggy treats up in this motherf*ckin' fanny pack" #RockHalloweenCostume #HappyHalloween #YallHaveFun #Repost @joveesbui ・・・ Happy Halloween! Do you smell what the rock is cooking? #pandi @therock #2015 #smackdown #90spic #therock #havaton
He knows exactly how to poke fun of himself. Anyone else remember the amazing old school picture that The Rock posted of him in a fanny pack and gold chain.
5. He’s a Social Media Whiz
#1 thing people ask me about is this story about these awesome girls. All ages and races - lucky dude to have the greatest fans in the world. #Repost ・・・ Maybe it's random or maybe it's holiday fate... either way it makes my heart sing... I decide to take a Sunday drive in my pick up to run errands and go train at my buddy's gym. As I'm driving down the road I see three young girls holding signs that just say "Beep", "Happy Holidays" etc. So I drive by and do what anyone would do.. I beep and wave. As I look in my rearview I can see that they're pointing at my truck (my all black pick up is pretty recognizable in our little country town). I go train and run my errands and over 3 HOURS later I'm driving back down our little backroad and the same three angels are standing by the side of the road - only this time they're jumping up and down, waving and screaming as I drove by. I thought, "Did those signs say my name?"..."Should I turn around just in case?" I decide to hit the brakes and look in my rearview and in that very moment I see them going BONKERS! I flipped a U-turn and drove back to them. They were elated. So was I. These little angels waited outside for over 3 hours for me to hopefully drive back down their road.. their mom and dad came running out and we all exchanged hugs and took pics. I made sure I got a pic with my phone, wished them all Happy Holidays, got back in my truck and went on my way. The coolest part of this whole random (or maybe fateful) act is that by turning around I literally got to meet some of the sweetest and kindest little ladies and family I'd ever met. May sound silly or corny, but moments like this are by far the greatest part of fame. Happy Holiday's guys and thank you universe for this really cool moment. #CheckoutSantaWithThePhotoBomb #GreatestFansInTheWorld
The Rock’s Twitter and Instagram feeds are absolute must-follows, and he’s been known to engage with his fans on both platforms.
6. His Eyebrows Are Flawless
The kind of crazy 24day that raises the eyebrow.. #AMCardioOutside #HandledAndDone #TakeJetNow #FromBoston #ToLA #ShootESPNCommercialForBALLERS #HitGuysChoiceAwardsForSPIKE #ReceiveGreatestHonorFromMilitary #HeroAward #DeliverASpecialSurpriseToOurMilitary #CelebrationDinnerForSanAndreas (will make my boys @bubbakrush @bslater9 pay the bill) #JetBackToBoston #LandAt8AMSunday #HitTheGym #GoHome #TakeNap #HaveEpicCheatMealDay #SayNightlyPrayerOfGratitude #PassOutLikeADrunkOnBed
7. He's Timeless (And Ageless)
We think he must be aging in reverse. When he posts old photos of himself, it honestly looks like he was older then than he is now. Check out this prom shot of a 16-year-old Rock to see what we mean.
8. He Walks the Walk
He’s crazy-motivating, and shows all of his fans the importance of setting goals in order to achieve them. Global dominance? We think he’s already there.
9. He's a Man of Many Talents
Keepin' it manly and slightly off key... Warmin' the pipes and practicin' my bars for our first studio session for Disney's next big animated classic musical #MOANA. I play the male lead, #MAUI... He has very long hair, symbolic tattoos, kinda rotund, slightly neurotic and he may or may not talk to himself. #BasicallyImPlayingMyself #40000ftFlipFlopsAndGuitar #WonderfulTonight #SerenadingMyself This'll be fun.. #MOANA
In case you were wondering, he’s also musically talented, and plays the guitar, the ukulele, and he sings. Is there anything The Rock can’t do?
10. He's a Bonafide Champ
I just wanna "Shake it off"... #RockVsFallon delivered RECORD BREAKING RATINGS for our premiere episode and the 1st ever #LipSyncBattleCHAMPION Congrats to #SPIKE and the phenomenal team behind this ridiculously fun show. #WhoWantsAShotAtTheTitle #YouWantSome #ComeGetSome #PeoplesChamp #LipSyncBattle
The People’s Champ is true wrestling royalty, and absolutely knows how to lay the Smackdown in the ring.
11. He Knows His Way Around a Kitchen
He takes his role as Papa Bear very seriously, and makes a routine of making Sunday breakfast for his family.
12. He's an Action Hero Par Excellence
The Rock is the ultimate action super star. He’s big, he’s strong, and he’s a ridiculously talented actor. In short, watching the Rock kick butt in USA Network's "Must Rock Marathon" is our idea of a perfect day! Be sure to watch The Rundown, Faster, Fast Five, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, starring the man himself, this Sunday, starting at 2 pm/1c.
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