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The Rock Surprises Mother With A Brand New House

The Rock with his mom, Ata Johnson

WWE Legend The Rock has presented his mother, Ata Johnson, with a stunning new home and sent her a heartfelt message.

Since becoming first a WWE Icon and then a Hollywood megastar, The Rock has become known for his big heart.

From presenting a navy veteran with a brand new truck or paying back his old friend Harvey Wippleman for his help in the early years of his career, The Great One is often seen showing his generosity.

Now, The Rock has gone above and beyond for one of the most important people in his life, his mother, Ata Johnson.

Taking to Instagram, the multi-time WWE Champion has shown a video of him presenting his mother with a brand new house that he and his designers spent nearly two months getting just right.

Alongside the footage of his mom becoming emotional as she tours the home, The Rock posted a caption explaining that he used to hate seeing his mom cry when he was a little boy, but now he will happily take her tears of joy.

“Love you mom and surprise!

When I was a little boy, I hated when my mom would cry ~ these days, I’ll happily take her tears of joy

I surprised my mom and bought her a new home. Took me and my design team 8 weeks to get it ready, where she could walk thru her front door for the very first time and everything she saw was brand new and a total surprise.

I’ve been lucky enough to have bought her a few homes over the years, but this one is special as she’s told me over and over these past few years, “After a lifetime of travelling, I want this home to be my last. That’s my dream.”

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.
Let’s all give our mamas a big grateful squeeze this weekend and make ‘em happy.”

The Rock was the first third-generation superstar to step into a WWE ring, with his father Rocky Johnson, and his Grandfather, Peter Maivia having also had legendary wrestling careers.

While The People’s Champion is no longer an active competitor himself, the family is still going strong as his daughter, Simone Johnson, is currently in training at the WWE Performance Centre. Recently, she took another step in her career as she was given a new ringname.