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The Rock's Surprise Gift Left His Stunt Double In Tears

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One of the coolest things about Dwayne Johnson - AKA WWE superstar The Rock - is that he loves to support his family on social media.

When he's not sharing adorable updates about his growing family, Johnson is paying tribute to his hardworking mother.

He's even opened up with fans about his own struggles with depression to help uplift them.

This week, The Rock lived up to his reputation as the nicest guy in Hollywood once again, and the video of his latest spending spree is too sweet.

"No idea he's about to receive a visit from Dwanta Claus"

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When Johnson surprised his loyal stuntman (and cousin) Tanoai Reed with a new truck, he went the extra mile to surprise Reed.

The pair filmed what looked like a regular behind-the-scenes video, but Johnson had an ulterior motive.

"As you’ll see the moment I put my hands on my hips, that’s the drivers cue to pull away and reveal the big surprise," the star revealed on Instagram.

SURPRISE! I love handing over keys🔑🎁 I love you brother and enjoy your new truck! Over the course of my career, my stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed @samoanstuntman has broken multiple bones, severed tendons, torn ligaments & just been an overall dominating bad ass achieving several “Stuntman of the Year” honors. All done with one goal in mind - deliver the best movie possible to the world. I had this custom pick up truck delivered just in time to surprise him (he’s still recovering from a stunt injury) while we give what he thought was going to be an interview about our careers together. As you’ll see the moment I put my hands on my hips, that’s the drivers cue to pull away and reveal the big surprise. Not only does Tanoai represent our family and my career with relentless commitment and passion. He also represents an entire Hollywood stunt community that is truly the backbone of our business. Love you uso and thank you for the blood, sweat, tears and years. We’re just getting started. Enjoy your new truck! #LetsRoll 🤟🏾

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The new truck was a generous gift, but Reed definitely deserved it. He's been The Rock's stuntman since his first starring role in The Scorpion King 16 years ago.

"When I saw him, I was like oh my god he looks like my twin," Johnson said about seeing Tanoai on set.

Tanoai Reed
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As he revealed, his cousin's career has been anything but a cushy job.

"Over the course of my career, [my stunt double] has broken multiple bones, severed tendons, torn ligaments & just been an overall dominating bad ass achieving several 'Stuntman of the Year’ honors."

#BlessedBeyondBelief

Tanoai Reed
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Reed was moved to tears when he saw the suped-up truck with a bright red bow on top his cousin had bought for him.

It was a meaningful gift for the stuntman and former pro football player, who is just getting back to work after recovering from an on-set injury.

"I thought after my football years I would be healing my body up, but I think it’s taking even more of a toll," Reed said in an interview about working for his famous cousin.

Tanoai Reed
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"I’m jumping off buildings, I’m getting hit by cars, I’m crashing stuff," he added. "I’m 43 years old but I feel like I’m 83 sometimes."

But when Reed shared Johnson's gift on social media, he could only add that he was #BlessedBeyondBelief.

"Not only does Tanoai represent our family and my career with relentless commitment and passion," Johsnon wrote about his cousin on Instagram.

"He also represents an entire Hollywood stunt community that is truly the backbone of our business. Love you uso [brother] and thank you for the blood, sweat, tears and years."

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The Rock surprised his mom with a new car.The Rock - Instagram

Of course, this isn't the first time that The Rock handed out keys to a new vehicle to a family member.

"Dwanta Claus" has been very generous through the years. Handing out cars to both his parents and two other cousins.

"I have this problem," he joked to Jimmy Kimmel, "I do have an issue. It's a little sickness that I have. Where I really enjoy buying cars and giving cars to people. I'm a big, brown, bald, tattooed Oprah."

If you had The Rock's money, would you be as generous as he is?

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