The Rock Surprised His Mom with a Willy Wonka-Style Golden Ticket for Christmas and You’ll Love It



Sure, there are plenty of instances out there of celebrities behaving badly and setting terrible examples for our kids and humanity in general (not that it’s their job to be role models for our kids, obvs), but pretty much every time you see a story about The Rock, you can go ahead and click on it and know you’re going to feel happy when you’re done.

This story is no different. I mean, you might cry but it will be happy tears.

He bought his mom a house for Christmas.

And not just any house – he put a “Willy Wonka Style Golden Ticket” in a card because she gets to pick out any house she wants, anywhere she wants, and it’s hers.


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This one felt good. Surprise! Bought my mom a new home for Christmas. All our lives growing up we lived in little apartments all across the country. 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. 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 🎅🏾

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Her reaction is precious, as you can see in the video he posted of the occasion.

His caption is even sweeter, as he continues to demonstrate how a man can be both awesome and a feminist at the same time. I totally agree, for what it’s worth – having great parents, especially mothers, isn’t something anyone should take for granted.

If you’re not ready to let The Rock go this morning, here’s another awesome post about him playing with his daughter on 3 hours of sleep because he’s painfully aware, like all parents are once in a while, that these years that seem so hard are so incredibly short.

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Have a good one, parents. Even if you need a bunch of coffee to gather enough energy to find your joy.