Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Gifts Friend Who Took Him In As A Teenager With A Brand New Car

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Gifts Friend Who Took Him In As A Teenager With A Brand New Car

Actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is currently on set a TV series about his life, called “Young Rock” and in the midst of filming, he gifted a man who took him in, when he was younger and had no money, with a brand new car.

On the set, he met up with a man named Bruno Lauer ,who he says he has known since he was 15 years old.

Cameras were rolling as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Bruno met on set, as he was gifted the Ford F150. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson  shared the video with a sweet caption, he wrote,

“Merry Christmas, Bruno … Love you, brother! 100% crackhead free …

My life (especially my teenage years) has been full of the wildest twists and turns – yet God and the universe had always found a way to put a few people in my path that would change the trajectory of the road I was going down.”

He went into detail about his childhood about how he met Bruno Lauer:

“Meet one of my lifelong friends, Bruno Lauer — or I prefer to call him, “Downtown Bruno” 

My mom and I were evicted off the island of Hawaii and I was sent to Nashville, Tennessee to live with my dad.

When I landed in Nashville, I quickly found out I wasn’t gonna live with my dad.

Sh*t happens, plans change and that’s the way it goes.”

He added,

“Instead, I told I was gonna live with a guy named Bruno. Who at the time lived in a tiny room at a spot called the Alamo Plaza motel.

Bruno could’ve (and should’ve) said hell no, I’m not takin’ in some kid who I don’t know.

But he didn’t.

He took this punk kid in and we became lifelong friends.”

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson then starts to tell the story of how he only had $7 in his pocket while starting his wrestling career.

“Then ironically – about 9 years later when I had the infamous “$7 Bucks” in my pocket – I started my wrestling career in Memphis, Tennessee and AGAIN – had no place to live and Bruno took me and let me shake up in his trailer, til I could get on my feet.

And hell, when I was 15yrs old, Bruno even gave me his last $40 bucks so I could hustle a crackhead out of his car one night at a honky tonk in Nashville…

But the hustle was on me, because when I took off down the road there was a SECOND CRACKHEAD passed out on the floor in the back! 

Wild times at 15yrs old.”

He surprises Bruno by gifting him a brand new car because Bruno helped him get his first car.

“Merry Christmas, Bruno and since you helped me “buy” my first car – I figured I could return the favor and buy you one that 100% does NOT have a crackhead in the back seat.

I love you, brother.

Your kindness and heart – helped change my life’s trajectory.

And when you’re ready to retire from “the business” you just say the word.

I got you covered.

We’ll go “downtown” 

Enjoy your new ride and give Walls, Mississippi my love and gratitude”

Check out the clip below:


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“Young Rock” is set to premiere sometime this year via NBC.

Dwayne Johnson

We recently reported that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is the highest-paid actor, according to Forbes, topping actors like Vin Diesel and Will Smith, after earning $87.5 million this year.  The former wrestler turned actor, who is also the highest-paid celebrity on Instagram, can thank the whopping $23.5 million check from Netflix for his appearance in the upcoming film Red Notice, as well as the success of his line with Under Armour entitled Project Rock, for his recent wealth.

What are your thoughts on The Rock’s gift to his longtime friend? Let us know in the comments!

Authored by: Demi Lobo