Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson may just be one of the most active men on Instagram, but instead of dull selfies and constant promotion of some sort of health product, he actually posts consistently good shit.
In the past, this has included selfies with random kids he’s driven past and decided to stop and talk to; people less privileged than him who he has helped out; or touching tributes to people he has lost.
The man just continues to pour positivity onto his social media pages, and in a world packed with fakeness, his realness is a breath of fresh air. Here are just some of his standout posts…
The time he saved his own pup from his pool
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 let’s random kids knock on his mother’s house and jams with them
Every time we hang at my mom's crib, fans (strangers) always come by and ring the doorbell cause they see my pick up in the driveway. I prefer keeping my family time private but I couldn't resist coming to the door when I heard this this lil' dude knock and say "Sorry to disturb you but is The Rock here?". Not only is Chase a polite young boy, but he's CLEARLY ridiculously smart. #GoodMeetinYaChase #StudyHardDude #HappyLaborDay #RocksTougherThanIronMan #TakeThatDowney
Shouting out his pops, the original Rock!
Happy Birthday to my dad Rocky "Soulman" Johnson aka the original Rock! The man who broke color barriers for blacks in the world of Pro Wrestling in the 60's, 70's and early 80's – back in the day when wrestling was not the global commercialized business it is today, but rather an extremely hard core cut throat business where he and other wrestlers would be paid in cash nightly and carry guns on them just case "things got a little out of hand" in these small towns all across the U.S. He started kickin' my ass on the wrestling mats and in the gym when I was around 10yrs old and would always say, "If you throw up go outside and if you want sympathy go home to your mother.. but either way you're gonna work your ass off to earn your respect." The more experienced I become, the more grateful I am for my pops and all the defining DNA tools he's given me. #HappyBirthdaySoulman #FirstBlackWWETagTeamChamps #NoSubstituteForHardWork #Ever #AndNoGoingHomeToMama 💪🏾
Or this touching Mother’s Day tribute to his mother
Cool Mother's Day story.. early am flight and I'm sittin' across from my mom when out of the blue she looks around the plane, then looks at me and says "Son, I can't believe the life I have.. grandma and grandpa would be so proud." I asked her, "Are you happy ma?". Just then the flight attendant placed my moms breakfast down on the table and my mom said to me, "Am I happy?.. I used to worry about how I was going to buy groceries for us and now I just had my breakfast placed down in front of me". She bursts into tears and says "Yes, son I couldn't be happier". This is the woman who when I was 14yrs old we were evicted out of our apartment in Hawaii 'cause we couldn't afford the $180 per week rent. At this moment Im shaking my head and smiling quietly (as my mom blows her nose;) 'cause she just told me she's happy. And y'all know when our parents tell us they're happy, its so satisfying for us, 'cause it means we've done a good job for them as their kids. Happy Mother's Day to all the deserving amazing mamas out there. And Happy Mother's Day to my amazing mom who will no doubt kill me for posting this crying pic. #EnjoyBreakfastMom #GratefulTears #TryNotCryInTheEggsAdvertisement
When he’s an annoying, moral-boosting colleague with a guitar
One of my #2015Favs. Me singing to my fav ginger cupcake and #Ballers writer/producer Evan Reilly.. While filming on sets I serenade all my writers to ensure they stay "focused & happy" as they're writing our stories and my characters…#EvanReilly #ABrilliantWriter #OnlyBecauseISerenadeHisAss #JustKeepWritingMeTheGoodShit #OnSet #BALLERS #HBO #IAlsoSerenadeMyDirectorsAndCoStarsToo
Stopping his truck to spend time with fans is a regular thing for him, this one made headlines
*** I posted this story on Easter about this inspiring kid and fateful meeting. Story made national headlines and I just saw him again and have a new update on him that I'll share w y'all later today. But first here's the original story as a refresher. Enjoy.. ** Cool story to share on Easter.. After my workout I'm drivin' in my pick up and notice these kids in the rearview mirror screamin' & runnin' after my truck. Thought to myself, "Should I stop or keep drivin'?" I stopped. I hop out of my truck and this kid runs up to me, hugs the hell outta me and says it's been his life's dream to meet me and tell me how much I've inspired him to fight cancer (Hodgkin's lymphoma) and hard core chemo and stem cell transplant treatments. He was a little teary eyed and said for months and months all he's wanted to do was find me and say this face to face. I told him what it meant to me to hear this story. I thanked him, hugged him (and his friends), got back in my truck and drove away. As I'm drivin' I start shaking my head (and tearing up) at how fragile life is and how amazing and cool the universe was to make this meeting happen between myself and this special kid Nick Miller. Let's always take a moment to count our blessings.. cause there's always something to be grateful for. Happy Easter y'all – DJ
Appreciating people’s efforts
Big shout out and thank you to this amazing artist Danielle Weber @daniellesartworkofficial for traveling all the way from AUSTRALIA to personally deliver this phenomenal painting to me on set here in BOSTON. She's a dope artist, but more importantly an even a cooler girl. **Plus she made a special stop in CUBA and brought me fine Cuban cigars and rum – so she's got some good taste👍🏾. Thank you again, keep up the great work and safe travels back home. #FanLove #AUSTRALIA #LightUpTheCubano
Making everything right after crashing into a fan’s truck
Here's a fun story to start your week off… I'm driving to set in my pick up truck – music blasting – I'm singing away like I'm having a one man party in my truck – then I hear a loud BANG. What the hell..? Look in my rear view and see I sideswiped another pick up that was parked in the street and destroyed the side mirror. First thing I thought was, "Aw shit.. someone's not gonna be happy..". I flipped a U-turn and drove back to scene. Just as I got out of my truck a guy was walking across the street to his truck. I said "Sir, is this your truck?". He stopped and stared at me for a good 5 seconds, looked around his neighborhood, looked back at me and "Yes it is. Why?". I said "Well, sorry to tell ya I sideswiped it and knocked the hell outta your mirror and may have done even more damage. You give me your info and I'll leave you mine and I'll take care of everything". He stared at me again, cocked his head sideways and said.."Uhhh.. Are you The Rock?". I said "Yup". He broke out into a huge smile and said "Wow, this is gonna be an awesome story!". I started belly laughing at that, then he started laughing and before you know it we're both standing in the middle of the street pointing to his mirror and laughing like two ol' crazy buddies. I checked back in with him a few days later and he refused to accept any money and said he fixed the damage himself. Want to thank Mr. Audie Bridges of Wakefield, Mass. for being so cool about the whole thing. Life is funny cause you never know who you're gonna run into… and sure as hell never know who's truck you're gonna sideswipe while driving to work.
And lastly, this cheat day
I could literally go on forever. His Instagram is packed full of genuinely interesting posts, good deeds and positivity – it’s celebrity social media done right, and we are huge fans.
Good guy Dwayne!