HONOLULU (KHON) — The Rock repays it in more than one way.
Recently, Dwayne Johnson visited his childhood 7-Eleven store to pay off what he took years ago.
Johnson posted on his Instagram account saying “We were kicked out of Hawaii in 1987 and after all these years I have finally come home to right this wrong.”
He is referring to the robbery of a king-size Snickers bar from his neighborhood 7-Eleven. He didn’t steal a single Snickers bar — he stole a bar every day for almost an entire year.
Much like the popular candy bar’s slogan, “You’re not you when you’re hungry,” Johnson admits those actions have been eating away at his conscience for more than 30 years.
“I was broke as hell, so I used to steal a king-size Snickers every day from 7-11 for almost a year when I was 14, on my way to the gym,” Johnson wrote.
He said that after more than three decades, he had exorcised that chocolate demon that had been eating away at him all that time.
“I exercised [sic] a few big demons over the years (I still have a few left 😉 so I know this one sounds very silly,” Johnson said. “But every time I got home to Hawaii and drove by 7-11, I always knew I had to go in and clean every Snickers bar they had – the right way.”
That’s exactly what he did, Johnson walked into the 7-Eleven he used to rob and bought every Snickers bar on the shelf, costing him almost $300.
You can watch Johnson walk into the 7-Eleven store and pay it off on his Instagram page.
“We can’t change the past and some of the stupid things we may have done, but every once in a while we can add a little note of redemptive grace to this situation,” Johnson said. “Maybe put a big smile on a stranger’s face.”