It was a very Merry Christmas for Dwayne Johnson‘s mother, Ata Johnson.
The Rock bought her a new house! Johnson posted on his Instagram this weekend a sweet video showing his mother reading aloud the card he gave her that reveals her new gift, and her emotional reaction.
“All our lives growing up we lived in little apartments all across the country,” Johnson wrote. “Lived like gypsies on the road from one state to another. The first home my parents ever lived in was the one I bought for them in 1999. They divorced about 5yrs later and as with life, stuff happens and things got a little complicated. Since then I always made sure my mom and dad have everything they’ll ever need – houses, cars etc.”
“But the house this time is a special one and the timing is very meaningful,” he said. “I told her to treat this card like it’s ‘Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket’ because she gets to choose any home she wants – anywhere she wants. I always say, if you got a good mama, then you gotta pretty good shot at becoming a decent human being. And somehow, somewhere along the line I became one lucky SOB to be able to make stuff like this happen. Merry Christmas Ma and WOOOHOOO enjoy your new home. Dwanta.”
Johnson joins a growing list of celebs who have used their wealth to give back to the people who raised them and bought them a home.
In 2012, Johnson surprised his mother with a new car for Christmas and shared the emotional moment on Facebook.
“At 14 I saw my mom crying about our only car being repossessed,” he wrote. “This felt good. Merry Christmas mom.”