Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Shares Emotional Story About His "Amazing Mom" for Mother's Day

Ata Johnson can't believe how much her life has changed

By Francesca Bacardi May 11, 2015 1:27 PMTags
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Dwayne Johnson has never ben shy about his close relationship with his mother, often bringing tears to our eyes with his anecdotes of their times together. But The Rock somehow managed to outdo himself once more, posting an emotional story about his mom, Ata Johnson, in honor of Mother's Day.

The Instagram picture shows her sitting on a private airplane, crying and blowing her nose while sitting with a plate of breakfast food. Dwayne explains in the caption why his mom is shedding some tears on such a happy day.

"Cool Mother's Day story.. early am flight and I'm sittin' across from my mom when out of the blue she looks around the plane, then looks at me and says 'Son, I can't believe the life I have.. grandma and grandpa would be so proud.' I asked her, 'Are you happy ma?'. Just then the flight attendant placed my moms breakfast down on the table and my mom said to me, 'Am I happy?.. I used to worry about how I was going to buy groceries for us and now I just had my breakfast placed down in front of me'. She bursts into tears and says 'Yes, son I couldn't be happier'. This is the woman who when I was 14yrs old we were evicted out of our apartment in Hawaii 'cause we couldn't afford the $180 per week rent," the caption reads.

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"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. And Happy Mother's Day to my amazing mom who will no doubt kill me for posting this crying pic. #EnjoyBreakfastMom #GratefulTears #TryNotCryInTheEggs"

Could they be any cuter?! In 2012 the Hercules actor surprised his mama with a brand-new car, sharing the emotional moment on Facebook. "At 14 I saw my mom crying about our only car being repossessed. This felt good. Merry Christmas mom."

When Ata was involved in a horrific car accident last year, Dwayne shared a touching message about the importance of family and documented his mom's recovery. She seems like an incredibly strong woman, as she also beat stage-3 lung cancer in 2010. With a mom like Ata, it's no wonder that The Rock is as strong as he is!