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22/12/2020 12:54 GMT

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Saves Christmas For Widowed Father In Feel-Good Christmas Video

"You inspire so many people... the truth is you represent so many parents around the world who are going through the struggle this Christmas.”

Hollywood star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s latest role has seen him transform into a real-life Santa Claus to save one family’s Christmas

The former wrestler came to the aid of a widowed father-of-two as part of fellow actor John Krasinski’s YouTube series, Some Good News. 

“Super dad” Jay Abel was invited on John’s show, after the host learned Jay – who lost his wife three years ago – was selling off memorabilia on eBay to raise money for his children’s Christmas presents. 

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John had actually been posing as a buyer on eBay, offering to buy up Jay’s items under a pseudonym, but had been banned after Jay suspected the account was fraudulent and pulled out of the sales. 

Still wanting to help, John enlisted Dwayne after noticing that Jay had previously tweeted The Rock to help raise awareness of his memorabilia sale. 

Dwayne then popped up on the video call, revealing he had been really moved by Jay’s attempts to provide for his family. 

The Hollywood actor then instructed him to take all his items off the auction site, as he would personally be sorting Christmas for Jay and his two kids, Elisa, eight, and AJ, 11. 

He said: “I also want your kids to know what kind of father they have. So, I hear that you like comics… when this whole thing is done and when it’s safe, I want you to come down to Southern California and I want you to visit us at the DC Universe and we’ll show you around, give you a whole bunch of cool DC swag. But! It ain’t done there, either...”

The Rock then revealed he was going to get his official Black Adam script bound and signed once the upcoming movie had wrapped filming.

“I’ve got to tell you, you deserve it all, man,” Dwayne told a speechless Jay. “Your story is an inspiration. You are an inspiration, not only to myself, to Dwanta Claus, but certainly to John, certainly to everybody who hears your story.

“You inspire so many people because the truth is you represent so many parents around the world who are going through the struggle this Christmas.”