I probably mention roughly 2-3 times a week just how much I love The Rock – and I mean in my real life, not online. I just think he’s so precious and such a decent human being and the world could use more people like him. He’s kind and caring, hilarious, and really goofy and I just want to give him a giant hug for being such a sweetie.
This week, he’s endeared himself to me even more by posting the picture above – an old school photo of himself as a 16-year-old boy… who looked basically like he does now. He captioned it with the below:
#TBT By the time I was 16 yrs old, I had already enrolled in four high schools across the country due to being evicted and lil’ trouble with the law.. McKinley HS (Honolulu, HI), Glencliff HS (Nashville, TN), McGavock HS (Nashville, TN), Freedom HS (Bethlehem, PA). I was also 6’4 225lbs, rockin’ a dead caterpillar on my lip (aka the porn ‘stache) and all the kids in every high school thought I was an undercover cop cause I looked like a mutated, yet handsome SOB of a man child. Plus in Nashville I was already hangin’ out in honey tonk dive bars on Music Row and hustlin’ cars from crackheads. Yup, one of the many reasons why I’m a grateful man for the life I have today and also grateful I straight up kicked puberty’s ass early in life. #GodBlessSamoanAndBlackGenetics #AndGodBlessOurTeenageYears #AndWTFWasIThinkingWithThisMustache
I don’t know too much about The Rock’s life, but I do know he’s overcome serious depression and dealt with some really difficult times (and apparently some trouble with the law) to become a successful dude who spreads positivity wherever he goes. I mean, I’m getting emotional just thinking about it.