As plenty of men will know, while being a father is one of he most rewarding jobs in the world, it's not always a walk in the park.
One man who knows this to be true is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who just welcomed his third daughter into the world back in April.
But despite the trials and tribulations of fatherhood, Johnson is regarded as one of the best celebrity dads in today's generation. But according to the Fast and Furious star, it's a feat he owes to his own father, former wrestler Rocky Johnson.
"Happy Father’s Day to this hardly ever smiling OG badass. Little boys by nature, look up to and idolize their old man. They want to be just like em, do whatever they do and are always looking for their approval," Johnson wrote.
"Funny thing is the day I stopped looking for that approval was the day I understood what it meant to be man and more importantly, a father," the doting dad added.
"That shift lifted me to a new level of gratitude for the tough love he always gave. Years later as a man and father of three girls, I know that tough love, is a helluva lot better than no love at all. I’ll take it," he concluded. It’s made me who I am today. Grateful to the original Rock. #HappyFathersDay #KingStache #RockyJohnson."
But this isn't the only time Johnson has celebrated his father this month. On June 14, he revealed that his father was one of the first celebrities to ever grant a wish for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of New Jersey.
Last Thursday the non-profit organization commemorated their 35th anniversary with a gala that featured a video from Johnson himself. While the father-of-three has been an active participant with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, he made sure to honor Rocky.
In his speech he made sure to recount his father's 1983 visit with Bobby Macaluso, a 10-year-old boy who had Lou Gehrig’s disease.
"I remember my Dad telling me and Mom, ‘There’s a little boy, and he wants to meet me, and he’s really challenged right now, and he’s fighting hard, and his one wish is to meet me,' and I was blown away," Johnson said in his video.
"And I remember meeting Bobby and his family, and my Dad was holding him, and it was a very special moment and time in our lives," he continued.
Most recently, Johnson shared a heartwarming photo of himself on social media of him feeding his girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, as she breastfed their daughter, Tia.
"I’ll handle this business 😉💪🏾 Mama @laurenhashianofficial has her hands full nursing/feeding Baby Tia, so I’m feedin’ mama her dinner. My pleasure. So much respect to her and all mamas out there holding it down and running things," the wrestler wrote on Instagram.
"Just landed and good to get all my girl’s settled in. Now, I gotta go satisfy my own appetite.. Iron Paradise, here I come. #EveryoneGetsFed #DaddysGottaGoToWork #ChivalryIsToughOnTheKnees," he continued.
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