In the age of email, texting and other technologies that seem to be the ruination of chivalry, it appears that Steven Spielberg still knows how to warm some hearts—the old-fashioned way.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson opened up about a letter he received from the famous director on his Facebook page, spilling that as an 8-year-old boy, he was a huge Raiders of the Lost Ark fan, and gushed about how he was "grinnin' now like a big ass kid." Even though he doesn't mention what the letter said, he did explain that his "inspiring and motivating words" will continue to make him listen "to that little voice" in his "gut."
But while talking about his upcoming movie, San Andreas, with E! News, The Rock further explained that the letter "was one of the greatest gifts" he had ever received. He said it was Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark that first inspired him to get involved with movies, so the letter was only the icing on top of the cake of an already incredibly successful career.
"It was unsolicited, out of the blue," he told E!'s Will Marfuggi. "I get this really amazing, inspiring and motivating letter."
And because Spielberg directed Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Fast and Furious actor said, "I always credit Spielberg for inspiring me."
But Spielberg isn't the only one who inspired The Rock every day! He also credits his mom, Ata Johnson, for motivating him to continue to work as hard as he does. The WWE star posted an emotional tribute to his mom on Instagram for Mother's Day, crediting her for helping him get to where he is.
"At this moment Im shaking my head and smiling quietly (as my mom blows her nose;) 'cause she just told me she's happy. And y'all know when our parents tell us they're happy, its so satisfying for us, 'cause it means we've done a good job for them as their kids. Happy Mother's Day to all the deserving amazing mamas out there," he captioned the adorable pic, which shows his mom crying over a plate of breakfast food.
Whether he has the support of an iconic director or from the woman who helped him grow up, it looks like Johnson has been blessed with amazing relationships in addition to his successful, multi-hyphenate career.