“You Deserve More”: Dwayne Johnson’s Powerful Tribute Left a US Veteran Weeping Tears of Joy in 2017

Published 02/05/2023, 11:30 AM EST

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The one thing that makes Dwayne Johnson most happy is bringing smiles to the face of other people. Time and time he has proved why he is the ‘People’s Champion’ for life. Similarly, once he made the day for a US Veteran in 2017 by giving presents and presenting an award for her work.

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The video of The Rock surprising a US Veteran Marlene is on his YouTube channel. Johnson was happy to surprise her while she was sharing her story. When the Black Adam actor revealed himself as the star who will present her ‘Further Award’, she was shocked and happy to see him.

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The WWE legend said, “I’ve been listening to your story backstage and it’s been such an amazing story. I wanted to congratulate you one your award, the ‘Go Further Award’ for you and your foundation.”

The Brahma Bull added, “You’re doing such amazing this with the homes and have just profound love and respect for you and all the boys and girls out there that served.”

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Furthermore, DJ shocked her with another surprise other than presenting the award. He gave her two tickets to the Baywatch premiere in Los Angeles. He gave her the two tickets and called her his special guest for the premiere.

The gifts didn’t stop there as he had more for the US Veteran that made her emotional and recalls the time she served.

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Dwayne Johnson shows Marlene her brand new 2018 Mustang Charger

The Rock has gifted cars to many of his fans. However, this time he just presented Marlene with her last but biggest gift. It was none other than a brand new 2018 Mustang Charger.

The US Veteran was shocked and asked DJ why she got the biggest present. Johnson said, “Why because of everything you’ve done and everything that the boys and girls who served with have done. That’s why…”

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Further, Marlene said she didn’t deserve anything of these, to which The Rock said, “You deserve more”. She then emotionally recalled all the boys and girls who were with her. The US Veteran said her soldiers are the ones who deserve all of these gifts.

DJ then consoled Marlene after watching her recall her soldiers and then asked her to check out her new car. At the time, this model of Mustang wasn’t out for sale, and they gifted her the model first as a token of gratitude.

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The Rock really showed he is a people person first and a star later. This is the reason fans will always love the WWE legend forever.

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.
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