A selfless and hardworking veteran got the surprise of a lifetime from actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at a recent screening of his new film.
Navy veteran Oscar Rodriguez has been invited to a premiere screening of Johnson’s new film, “Red Notice”. Not only was Rodriguez unaware that Johnson himself would be attending the screening, he was also stunned by what happened next.
Johnson took the microphone and told the theater full of fans that he was “really impressed” with Rodriguez’s story. Johnson asked Rodriguez to come to the front of the theater, where the two kissed.
Johnson told moviegoers he was inspired by Rodriguez’s background as a veteran, his work as a personal trainer, his work in his church, his charity work for victims of domestic violence and, most importantly, his positive attitude.
“That’s why I say kindness matters. It’s important, ”Johnson said.
Johnson then led moviegoers outside, where he asked Rodriguez to open a card that was on his truck’s dashboard.
“Thank you for your service brother. Enjoy your new truck, ”the note read.
Rodriguez fell to the ground in joy as the crowd around him cheered him on.
After Rodriguez FaceTimed his girlfriend with Johnson, he drove off in his new Ford F-150 Raptor – the most amazing used car you could ask for.
“It’s just an honor to give a little joy to a guy who probably deserves a lot more than my truck,” Johnson said in a video he shared on his Instagram page.
By Alex Hider, ABC10.