The Rock’s mom, Ata Johnson, bursts into tears when he surprises her with a brand new home

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is no stranger to generosity when it comes to his wealthand his last gift is one that brought tears to his mother’s eyes.

Johnson, 50, surprised his mother Ata Johnson, 73, with a new home and shared her tearful response: Instagram† Look above.

“I love you mom and surprise!” Johnson wrote alongside the video, which shows his mother standing outside the house and walking through the front door while Israel plays Kamakawiwo’ole’s “Over the Rainbow.”

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Ata Johnson outside her new home, before she sees anything inside. (Instagram)
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Ata Johnson in her new ‘Smackdown Room’, which is filled with The Rock memorabilia. (Instagram)

“When I was a little boy I hated it when my mother cried. Today I like to record her tears of joy,” Johnson’s caption continued.

Johnson says it took him and a team of designers eight weeks to get his mom’s new home ready, and when she first walked through the front door, everything she saw was brand new.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have bought her a few homes over the years, but this one is a special one, because over the years she’s told me, ‘After a lifetime of traveling, I want this house is my last. That’s my dream,” Johnson explained.

“Mom, there’s no greater feeling than making you happy ~ welcome home ️🌺 I always say, when you have a good mom, you have a chance to become a good, caring person. Let’s all make our mommies very be thankful squeeze this weekend and make them happy.”

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The Rock with his mother, Ata Johnson, in 2016. (Getty Images for HBO)

Johnson then shared another video a few hours later, when his mother first saw her new family room, decorated with vintage ukuleles on the wall and photos of their ancestors, who Hobbs & Shaw star says she hasn’t seen one since she was a kid growing up in Samoa.

“She misses her mom and dad. I miss them too,” Johnson said of the family room as his mom slowly looks around the room, covering her mouth in shock. “Thank you God for blessing me with a bit of work ethic to make things like this happen. Enjoy your new stay at home mom!! Get out the ukulele and let’s 💃🏻🕺🏽😂🎶”

Finally, Johnson shared a video of his mother walking into her new ‘Smackdown Room’.

“She always has her ‘Smackdown Room’ in her houses where she keeps the coolest Rock/DJ memorabilia, but over the years they’ve gotten insanely busy – so for her new house I had these cool built-ins made and just added a few memorabilia items – posters, University of Miami match balls, movie awards, championship titles, etc. I thought she could add anything she wanted here,” he said.

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Ata Johnson looks around her new Smackdown Room. (Instagram)
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The Smackdown Room features items from The Rock’s decades-long entertainment career. (Instagram)

Johnson says that while her Smackdown Room is her favorite room to bring guests to, it’s his least favorite since the “last” thing he wants to do is hang out while his mom parades guests through what he’s been doing with his life.

As she walks around the room, photographs of Johnson throughout his career are plastered on the walls and his awards are displayed in a floor-to-ceiling cabinet.

“But the truth is, when I’m BY MYSELF, these Smackdown rooms she creates have such positive energy and beautiful mana. Always a great reminder for me to never forget where I came and always be grateful for the grind ,” he said.

Johnson closed with: “Welcome home mommy ️”

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