Veteran Collapses after Receiving Handwritten Note from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
'Thank you for your service, brother'
U.S. Navy veteran Oscar Rodriguez attended a screening of the new movie “Red Notice,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, but received more than he expected when Johnson pulled him aside.
During the event, Johnson handed Rodriguez a handwritten note.
“Thank you for your service, brother,” Rodriguez read. “Enjoy your new tru …”
But before Johnson could finish his sentence, Rodriguez collapsed to the ground after he realized Johnson was giving him his very own Ford F-150.
According to Military.com, the truck was Johnson’s personal, customized F-150 Raptor.
Rodriguez eventually got up on his feet and gave Johnson a big hug.
“You do a lot of good for people, man,” Johnson said to a teary Rodriguez.
In a video posted to his Twitter account, Johnson is seen arriving at a Los Angeles theater to surprise the Thanksgiving Day crowd.
Johnson then called Rodriguez up to the front to honor him.
“Your story really moved me because I hear that you’re a personal trainer,” Johnson said.
“You’re always keeping it positive and motivational and optimistic," Johnson continued.
“You’re a leader in your church, Westside Church.
"You support and you help make meals for women victims who’ve been abused by domestic violence.”
He deserves a lot more than my personal truck.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 25, 2021
Kindness matters to me, so thanks @ORodri240 for being so kind to so many people.
You said it right, just before you drove away ~ it’s just love.
That’s all it is, brother.
Enjoy your new truck dude 🛻👊🏾
Johnson then described how Rodriguez took care of his 75-year-old mother, and praised them for being “mama’s boys.”
“I’m just speechless,” Rodriguez said.
“I did not even know this was gonna even happen.
"This is such a blessing, man. It’s so good to meet you.
“I feel so encouraged right now, so uplifted. You’re the man, dude.”
Not long after the interaction, Johnson took Rodriguez aside and gave him the note.
The two men then decided to FaceTime Rodriguez’s girlfriend, who was excited to see Johnson on her phone screen
“His laundry list of caring credentials is pretty amazing,” Johnson said afterward.
“Just an honor for me to be able to give a little bit of joy to a dude who deserves probably a lot more than just my truck.”