The good life only makes Dwayne Johnson appreciate the tough
times that much more.
The 45-year-old actor opened up about his childhood struggle
with poverty in a touching Thanksgiving post on Friday. The
Rock revealed that growing up, he and his family didn’t know
where their next meal would come from.
“After we bowed our heads in prayer, we went around the table
and everyone shared what they were thankful for,” he wrote
alongside a sweet family photo. “Beautiful seeing and listening
to everyone speak from their heart. Tears, laughter and
Johnson, who at first joked about his gratefulness for his 2016
Sexiest Man Alive title, took a serious turn, revealing that
things didn’t always come so easily.
“As my mom pointed out earlier in the day, there was a time
back in ‘87 when we couldn’t even afford Thanksgiving dinner
and was praying someone would invite us over their house to
eat,” he shared. “We were in a tough spot back then, but we got
thru it. And here we are today. One big, extended, blended,
slightly crazy, loving, grateful ohana.”
Johnson was 15 years old in 1987. Ten years later, he made
a name for himself in WWE, before turning to acting and joining
Through it all, the father of two has never lost sight of
what’s important, and often gives back to his
family and those close to him. Watch below.