It’s always great to hear stories about celebrities who honor and respect our troops. Most of Hollywood is so out of touch with the struggles and sacrifices those in the military make to keep us free. But, what Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson did will you restore your faith in (some of) Hollywood!
The Rock was working out at a gym while he was out of town when a Vietnam Veteran approached him. Dwayne was so honored that the man wanted to take a picture with him that he also got a picture and posted it to Instagram to sing the veteran’s praises.
Here’s a full transcript of from Instagram:
Every hard core gym around the world has one “OG” of the gym. The man everyone knows and respects ’cause after all these years, he still “gets after it” daily.
73yr old, Vietnam vet, John Henderson is that man. I was leaving the gym after my early morning workout and he was coming in and said “At some point I’d like to snap a pic with you before you leave our town”. I said “Well how bout we do it right now!?” He took out his phone and we took the pic. He said “God bless you and thank you”. I said “You’re welcome and have a good day John”. I got in my truck and started to drive off. Buuuut then I thought “You know what let me go back and grab a pic with my phone with that OG who paved the way for so many of us”. When he came back out he said, “Ya know I’ve been around this world my whole life and been inspired by a lot of things. This really makes me happy”. I said “I appreciate you and all you do. You inspire all of us to keep on keepin’ on”. The best part was once we took this pic, he started to walk away and I got back up in my truck.. and he turned back and said “Dwayne… nutrition. Don’t forget your nutrition. It’s the most thing we can do.” I smiled and said “Yes sir, I won’t!” and I drove off.
Made me think that no matter where they come from – military, the streets, sports etc.. there ain’t nothin’ like that OG wisdom that can only come from years of experience.
#OGWisdom #MrHenderson #ThatsThatGooooodShit
We all have a lot to learn from our veterans, so it’s great when people like The Rock not only understand this, but promote it too.
The Rock is known for taking time to meet with deserving people. Check out the video below of him taking a break from filming a movie to meet with a family whose toddler underwent open heart surgery.
Please share this if you would give veterans like John Henderson props, too!