Dwayne Johnson has partnered with investment app Acorns to make a surprise investment for a new high school grad from Florida.
A young woman by the name of Lorraine Angelakos wrote Dwayne a touching letter, asking him to speak at her high school graduation before things shut down due to COVID. Lorraine, a high school graduate from Pompano Beach High School in Florida, sent Dwayne $7, which is an important number in his life. So moved by her letter and small gift, he decided to do something special for her.
This video made me smile today, so I definitely wanted to share!
Dwayne Johnson grew up struggling and watching his parents work hard to provide for their family. When Dwayne became a famed wrestler and eventually broke into acting, he made sure that whatever his parents needed was taken care of. Even now that his parents are divorced, he still takes care of them.
For Christmas this year, Dwayne surprised his mama with a “Golden Ticket,” much like Willy Wonka. Instead of a trip to the chocolate factory though, his mom got another huge surprise: a choice of any house she wanted anywhere on the planet! Of course, she was in absolute shock and Dwayne was able to capture her reaction on video.
For Dwayne, it was nothing for him to do it. Not only because he’s one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, but he truly loves and respects his mom for all she’s done. “I always say, if you got a good mama, then you gotta pretty good shot at becoming a decent human being,” he shared in the IG post. “And somehow, somewhere along the line, I became one lucky SOB to be able to make stuff like this happen.”
I LOVE Super Soul Sunday and Oprah’s Master Class on OWN! Hearing about and learning from other people’s experiences (from actors and artists to writers and preachers) has been so inspiring and uplifting. I definitely encourage you guys, if you have that network, to watch, or even check out clips on YouTube!
I just watched Dwayne Johnson‘s Master Class episode this week, and there were so many great gems. The one that hit home the hardest for me was becoming a student of the game, aka whatever field that you’re in or want to be in. For Dwayne, as he moved from being one of the biggest names in wrestling, it was acting. And he studied it all, from producing to directing to marketing, all so that he could be an even more valuable asset outside of just the acting piece. “Know your business,” Dwayne advised.
Having your own site, business, whatever, requires you know a lot more that just the bare minumum, especially in the beginning with no money to take other people on. For me, running this site requires I’m not only a great writer, but that I know social media, search engine optimization, marketing, video and graphics, monetizing, and more. I’m always reading from other bloggers on how to make this site better, and continue to learn. That’s what you have to do in order to succeed, and then actually implement what you learn!
The same goes for you! No matter what you want to do, you have to KNOW YOUR BUSINESS. You have to learn as much as you can in order to continue to grow, and keep learning! Things change, and processes become outdated. It’s your job to stay on top of it all. So commit to being a student of the game, whatever game it is that you’re playing!
As we all know, the city of Houston and surrounding areas have been hit heavy by Hurricane Harvey. The catastrophic flooding has left at least ten dead, and thousands displaced from their homes. Seeing the footage has been heartbreaking and I continue to keep everyone affected in my thoughts and prayers.
Kevin Hart decided to step up and create a relief fund of his own for the victims, and challenged different celebs like Beyoncé, Dwayne Johnson, Steve Harvey, and others to donate too.
“I think we’ve participated in a lot of challenges on the internet. Some meaningful, some meaningless, but we’ve all done them. At this point, I’m going to start a real challenge.”
Watch Kevin’s video below!
Kevin has already committed to donating $50,000, and raised closed to $200K since starting the fund yesterday. You can donate at the link below!
Help me Help the victims of Hurricane Harvey by donating whatever you can here https://t.co/RmB49hpBoD ….Lets make a difference!!!
Other celebrities are using their platforms to help as well, like the Houston Texans’ own JJ Watt, who’s raised almost $1.5 MILLION dollars through YouCaring. Many have donated, but others in the surrounding areas have even taking their boats out to Houston to help rescue people! That’s what it’s all about, helping each other when we’re in need. Since, yet again, it seems like the government couldn’t care less…but I digress.
Kudos to Kevin, JJ, and everyone else getting involved! Continue to pray for and help these people hit by this storm in any way you can.