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This “Tough” Movie Star Took A Picture Of His Crying Mom, But Now I’m Crying, Too!

by Todd Briscoe
Todd is a LittleThings editor. He grew up in Texas and has lived in New York since 2003. He doesn't own a Boston terrier, but he will one day soon.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is best known for his career as a professional wrestler, which he was able to parlay into a career as an an action star in such movies as The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King, and several films in The Fast and the Furious franchise.

He has also starred in a few family comedies, such as Tooth Fairy, and he’s appeared on several television shows.

Johnson’s large physique and intimidating build certainly make him an imposing figure, but even the toughest of men can be surprisingly sentimental — just like these prison inmates who train service dogs and end up getting incredibly attached.

Johnson has frequently talked to the press about how he credits his mother’s love and sacrifices as a major motivators for his success.

Through dedicated work ethic, perseverance, and a positive attitude, Johnson has become one of the richest and most well-known celebrities on the planet.

And he’s making sure to pay it all back to the mother who gave him everything.

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Johnson [pictured below with an ex-wife] has told the press often about how his mother worked tirelessly to make ends meet, especially during Johnson's tumultuous teen years.

Johnson [pictured below with an ex-wife] has told the press often about how his mother worked tirelessly to make ends meet, especially during Johnson's tumultuous teen years.

He has described some particularly rough moments in his life, including when his family was evicted and had their car taken. He has wanted to make it up to her for years.

He has described some particularly rough moments in his life, including when his family was evicted and had their car taken. He has wanted to make it up to her for years.

Recently, he posted this photo and moving story to his Instagram.

Recently, he posted this photo and moving story to his Instagram.

He captioned the photo:

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 #TryNotCryInTheEggs

This isn't the only time he has tried to repay his mother. He once bought her a car for Christmas.

This isn't the only time he has tried to repay his mother. He once bought her a car for Christmas.

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