Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently created an unforgettable moment for one special, and deserving, fan. Johnson gifted his own custom-made truck to Oscar Rodriguez, a Navy veteran from Culver City who is active in community causes and cares for his 75-year-old mother.
CULVER CITY, California (
KABC) -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently created an unforgettable moment for one special, and deserving, fan.
Johnson gifted his own custom-made truck to a Navy veteran from Culver City who is active in community causes and cares for his 75-year-old mother.
Johnson presented the truck to Oscar Rodriguez, who collapsed in grateful tears as he received the gift.
Johnson chose Rodriguez as part of a special screening for his new film "Red Notice" in a theater. Someone from a gym where Rodriguez used to work as a trainer nominated him, and film producers invited him to the screening. At the show, Johnson surprised Rodriguez.
Johnson later explained on Instagram why he chose Rodriguez:
"I gathered as much information as I could about everyone in the audience and ultimately, Oscar's story moved me. Takes care of his 75 year old mom. Personal trainer. Leader at his church. Provides support and meals for women victimized by domestic violence. Proud & humble Navy veteran. Kind human being."
The Rock says the original plan was to gift Rodriguez the Porsche Taycan he drives in the movie - but Porsche said no.
So instead he gave away his own personal Ford Raptor truck.
Rodriguez told Eyewitness News he is a fan of Johnson, particularly for his positivity and how he inspires others. He hopes to use the truck to pay it forward.
"I just hope and pray that this will inspire other people, will lift other people up," he said.
Rodriguez also posted his reaction on social media.
"I woke up today, counted my blessings," he said. "It's Thanksgiving. There's just so much to be thankful for."
"Just grateful that The Rock hooked me up with this whip. I'm gonna use it, baby. I'm gonna use it to encourage people and help people. And bring a lot of cheer to people. Rock, you the man."
Photos: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson through the years
Actor Peter Berg, left, hugs actor and former pro-wrestler Dwayne Johnson, known as "The Rock," after they arrived as guests to the new action film "Bulletproof Monk," directed by Paul Hunter Wednesday, April 9, 2003, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
The Rock, star of "The Rundown," and his wife Dany Garcia pose for photographers as they arrive for the film's premiere Sept. 22, 2003, in the Universal City section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Rene Macura)
U.S. actors, Dwayne Johnson (aka. 'The Rock'), right, and Rosario Dawson, left, pose inside Berlin Zoo on Friday, March 5, 2004. The movie stars are in the German capital to promote their new film "Welcome to the Jungle", which will be shown in Germany on March 11, 2004. (AP Photo/Jan Bauer)
Dwayne Johnson, "The Rock," arrives with Samuel L. Jackson, right, for the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday, June 4, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
American actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson poses during a photo call for the film "Southland Tales," at the 59th International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Sunday, May 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Musician and actor Xzibit, left, and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson appear on stage during MTV's "Total Request Live" show at the MTV Times Square Studios, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, in New York. Both actors star in the film "Gridiron Gang" which opens Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and tennis player Serena Williams present the award for record breaking performance at the 15th annual ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson signs autographs for fans at the premiere of "The Game Plan" in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Dwayne Johnson arrives at the 80th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
US actors Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, right,and Madison Pettis pose for media during a photocall for the movie "The Game Plan" in Berlin, Wednesday, March 5, 2008. The movie will start in German movies Thursday, March 27, 2008.(AP Photo/Miguel Villagran)
The Scorpion King, Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson attends the parade in Hong Kong Disneyland as to promote his latest movie "Race to the Witch Mountain" Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Actor Dwayne Johnson poses for a portrait in Westlake Village, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Cast member Dwayne Johnson arrives at the premiere of "Race to Witch Mountain" in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
U.S. actor Dwayne Johnson speaks during a press conference in Mexico City, Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. Johnson is in Mexico to promote his new movie, Tooth Fairy. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
American actors Mark Wahlberg, right, and Dwayne Johnson pose while sitting on a dune-buggy during a media event to promote their new movie 'The Other Guys' in Cancun, Mexico, Monday, June 28, 2010.(AP Photo/Israel Leal)
Actor and former WWE Superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson participates in a Wrestlemania XXVII press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Dwayne Johnson accepts the biggest ass-kicker award at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards on Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Bruce Willis, left, and Dwayne Johnson, cast members in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," pose together at the Los Angeles premiere of the film at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
U.S. actor and professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson holds a his champion belt during the world premiere event of his new film "G. I. Joe: Retaliation" in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 11, 2013. Johnson is here to promote the film which is to be released in South Korea on March 28. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Dwayne Johnson accepts the award for favorite male buttkicker at the 26th annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Wrestler John Cena, top, chokes Dwayne Douglas Johnson, known as The Rock as they wrestle Sunday, April 7, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J., during Wrestlemania. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Actor Dwayne Johnson speaks to the media during a press conference to promote his film "Hercules," in Mexico City, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
In this Dec. 8, 2014 photo, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson poses in New York to promote his TNT reality series "Wake Up Call," premiering Friday at 9 p.m. ET. Johnson, 42, will help people who are down on their luck to get their lives on track. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
Dwayne Johnson performs on stage at the Kids' Choice Sports Awards at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson arrives at the premiere of "Furious 7" at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Dwayne Johnson arrives at the world premiere of "San Andreas" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Zoe Saldana, left, and Dwayne Johnson present the award for best animated feature at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Hosts Dwayne Johnson, left, and Kevin Hart perform a tribute to the 25th anniversary of the MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studio on Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Burbank, Calif. (Kevork Djansezian/Pool Photo via AP)
Dwayne Johnson accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Dwayne Johnson introduces a performance from best original song nominee "How Far I'll Go" from "Moana" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Dwayne Johnson poses for a photo at a ceremony honoring him with a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Actor Dwayne Johnson attends the "Skyscraper" premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Dwayne Johnson attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, accepts the generation award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Cast member Dwayne Johnson arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jumanji: The Next Level," at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Dwayne Johnson kisses Kevin Hart during a hand and footprint ceremony honoring Hart at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Emily Blunt, left, and Dwayne Johnson, cast members in "Jungle Cruise," greet each other at the world premiere of the film, Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)