Dwayne Johnson is buying his dad a house: 'Crazy how full circle life can come'

PHOTO: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson his dad at the hand/footprint ceremony honoring him held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in this May 19, 2015 file photo in Hollywood, Calif.PlayMichael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images
WATCH Dwayne Johnson is buying his father a new house

Dwayne Johnson doesn't shy away from showing his appreciation for the ones he loves.

The actor shared a touching video explaining a recent gesture he did for his father to show his thanks on Friday.

"I just got off the phone with my dad, and, man, it was a great call, and I just had to share this with you guys really quick," the actor explained.

"So about two, three weeks ago, I called my dad and I said, 'Look, you're probably happy where you're at, but I want to do something for you. I want to buy you a brand new home wherever you want to live,'" he shared.

"He couldn't believe it, he was speechless," he continued. "So he just called me now. It's a big weekend, he's gonna go look at properties. He's a Florida boy, so he's going to go up to North Florida and look, and he goes, 'I’m so excited. I'm also so nervous.'"

"My dad's an old-school tough guy," Johnson shared. "I said, 'What the hell are you nervous about?' And he said, 'Well,' and he was searching for words. 'No one ever called to tell me they were gonna buy me a house before and the fact that it's you, it's my son, I'm so proud of you and I love you so much.'"

"I never heard my dad talk like that," Johnson added. "It felt good to me and it felt good to my heart."

It just felt good to kind of give back to the ones who raised you.

He then explained how his father's attitude towards him growing up affected him.

"You know, my dad used to beat my a--. Tough love, and I hated it back then, but I’m so grateful for it now. It just felt good to kind of give back to the ones who raised you. So, love you too, Pop."

He also shared a lengthy explanation describing his father's influence in his life in the caption of the post.

"He’s a weathered soul and like all weathered souls, there's often a harsh storied path that got them there," he wrote.

"Well for my pops that path started at 13 yrs old when his mom kicked him out of his house on Christmas day and forced him to live on the streets (very true and f----- up story) so his reality of compassion and love was forged thru pain and toughness," Johnson wrote.

He said that the experience molded the way his father approached parenting.

"He raised me with that tough physical love and used to beat my a-- in the gyms and on wrestling mats," he wrote. "I hated it then as a little boy, but [I'm] grateful for it today as a man."

Some aspects of the way he raised, Johnson says, he now sees in his own parenting style.

"It's shaped my DNA and helped inform how I raise my own babies (minus the a-- kickings ;) but always instilling the value of hard work and discipline," he wrote. "For that I’m grateful and this one felt good. Crazy how full circle life can come."

"Enjoy your new house pop - what a storied path and thanks for the a-- kickings," he added.

Johnson also surprised his mother with a new home in December.

"I always say, if you got a good mama, then you gotta pretty good shot at becoming a decent human being," he wrote in a video post featuring his mother finding out the exciting news.

"And somehow, somewhere along the line I became one lucky SOB to be able to make stuff like this happen," he added.