Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed his softer side when discussing his daughter, Simone.
During an interview for Sunday’s episode of Oprah’s Master Class on OWN, Johnson explained that his greatest achievement in life is the special bond he shares with his daughter Simone.
And he starts crying.
And then we start crying.
And it’s beautiful.
“I always wanted to be a great dad,” Johnson explained. “I always wanted to give Simone things that I felt I never got. When I held her when she was born, I held her in these two hands and I said to her, ‘I will always, always take care of you, for the rest of your life. You are safe.’ Literally held her in these two hands. Throughout the years, throughout the ups and downs, I’ve realized that the most important thing that I could do with my daughter is lead our life with love,” the Furious 7 actor explained. “Not success, not fame, not anything else but, ‘I’m always here for you. I love you.’
“I realized being a father is the greatest job I have ever had and the greatest job I will ever have,” Johnson added.
He went on to say that he and Simone are very candid about their relationship with an anecdote that really got the tears flowing.
“There was a time where I said, ‘Do me a favor: I want you to tell me what is the thing that you love most about our relationship.’ And she’s like, ‘Oh, come on.’ And I’m like, ‘No, no. What’s the one thing that you love most about our relationship?’ And she said, ‘Well, that I trust you.’ And for a 13-year-old girl to say that to her dad, considering where I was at 13, the instability I had… She said, ‘Well, that I trust you and that we have a very special bond.’ And that moved me. And so, you know, at 13, she’s saying that and… you know, I couldn’t ask for anything else.”
Don’t miss Johnson’s interview below. But make sure you grab some tissues first. And then call your dad.