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17 Times Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Was The Best

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When Dwayne Johnson debuted in the WWE in 1996 as Rocky Maivia, no one would have guessed he'd go on to be a multi-time World Heavyweight Champion, repeat Saturday Night Live host, Muscle and Fitness' Man of the Century, and one of the highest grossing movie stars of all time. But his accolades aren't why The Rock is the best. Instead, reasons fans love The Rock have more to do with his personality.

It's easy for celebrities to put on the appearance of being amiable, but it's obvious that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a great guy. Just look at all these times Dwayne Johnson was awesome. He's proven it time and time again with his willingness to donate his time to kids, fans, and especially his family, with whom he's remained extremely close as his career has taken off. Who would guess that such a warm heart beats inside a guy who looks like he could snap you in two?

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    He Bought His Uncle A Truck

    He Bought His Uncle A Truck is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 17 Times Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Was The Best
    Photo: therock / via Instagram

    Johnson comes from a long line of professional wrestlers, beginning with his grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia. One member of his family is Tonga Fifita, who wrestled as Haku in the WWE and Meng in WCW. 

    In 2015, Johnson bought him a truck. Why? Because his great-uncle Fifita encouraged him in the early days of his career.

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    He Honors The Military

    He Honors The Military is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 17 Times Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Was The Best
    Video: YouTube

    Johnson's never been shy about his support of the armed forces, as demonstrated by his Rock the Troops TV special, a "grand scale music and entertainment event."

    The special, which aired on Spike TV, featured the likes of Keegan-Michael Key, Tenacious D, JB Smoove, and Jeff Ross.

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    He Celebrates Young Wrestlers

    He Celebrates Young Wrestlers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 17 Times Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Was The Best
    Photo: therock / via Instagram

    In professional wrestling, it's all too common for part-timers and members of the old guard to routinely bury young wrestlers, hindering their ability to get over with fans. Johnson certainly crushes young talent in the ring, but he's also devoted countless interviews and Instagram posts to celebrating the talent of the new generation.

    He's written glowing tributes to wrestlers like Bayley, Samoa Joe, Tessa Blanchard, and Enzo Amore.

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    He Sideswiped A Car And Made A New Friend

    He Sideswiped A Car And Made A is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 17 Times Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Was The Best
    Photo: therock / via Instagram

    When Johnson sideswiped a stranger's car in 2015, knocking off one of the rearview mirrors, he immediately offered to exchange information and pay for the damage. After seeing who had hit his car, the starstruck owner of the damaged vehicle forgot all about the mirror as the pair laughed and took a photo together.

    Johnson reached out to him a few days later with another offer to pay for the damage. The man said he'd already taken care of it and Johnson went on to thank him on his Instagram account.

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