Dwayne Johnson has achieved great heights in his life. Be it as a wrestler, an actor, or a businessman; the Black Adam star has won various accolades and has several achievements under his belt in all his career aspects. The actor is very active on social media. He is always sharing workout videos, business ventures, life updates, wisdom nuggets, etc. with 380 million Instagram followers.

The Rock has been very authentic with his public image. He speaks of not just the highs but the lows of life as well. With being vocal on topics such as being bullied in school to having depressive episodes, Johnson has never shied away from sharing the dark parts of his life. And he didn’t stand back this time either.

Dwayne Johnson Remembers Rocky Johnson on his Birthday

The Rock with his father Rocky Johnson
The Rock with his father Rocky Johnson

Dwayne Johnson posted a video of the eulogy he made at his father’s memorial service, held after his passing in 2020. On August 24, what would have been Rocky Johnson’s 79th birthday, his son shares a vulnerable moment and a heartfelt message in his remembrance.

The nearly ten-minute-long video shows a son trying to string together words that can express the love, respect, and gratitude he has in his heart for the man he owes his life to. As Johnson says in the clip:

Man, I wish I had… wish I had one more shot. Wish I had one more shot, you know, just to say goodbye, say I love you, say thank you, say I respect you.

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It is heartbreaking to think about Johnson’s loss. All the grandeur and power money could buy is accessible to him but it cannot fulfill his one wish to see his father, hug him, and tell him all that he wants to.

In an attempt to look for the silver lining his father always taught him, The Baywatch star further adds:

“But you know, I have a feeling he’s watching, he’s listening.”

The Johnson Father and Son Duo
The Johnson Father-Son Duo

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Fans Resonated with Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

The caption of the aforementioned post is full of similar sentiments. The Rock remembers his dad’s teachings to him as a wrestler, life lessons as a father, and the wisdom he bestowed on his children. The feeling of grief, tinged with regret and of settlement with the knowledge that the person one lost is in a better place resonated with millions of people. Everyone on this planet has lost a loved one. Some to death, some to life.

As the caption reads:

“Happy Heavenly Birthday Dad. Rough day yesterday, but forced me to search for those silver lining blessings – that you realize, if look hard enough, those silver linings are usually right there in front of you on the hardest of days. That was always my dad’s way. Days are tough, life is hard. Get used to it. He’d always say, “A day without pain is like a day without sunshine,” I think about you often. The lessons. The stuff. I love you, Happy heavenly birthday and I’ll see you down the road, Soulman.”

The comment section under the post is an outpour of love for Johnson and his father, who himself was a public figure as a professional wrestler.

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Source: @therock on Instagram

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