Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson surprises a huge fan, who is also a veteran, in one of the best videos of the year TheRock/YouTube/Screenshot
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions created some of the year’s best native advertising with a viral video showing Johnson greeting a veteran.

In the video, Johnson surprised Marlene Rodriguez, one of his fans and a combat veteran, with Ford’s Go Further Award.

Rodriguez gave an interview about her service before Johnson surprised her.

“It was my third deployment that I got hit for a second time,” Rodriguez told the camera. “I wanted to stay in, but it wasn’t going to happen.”

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Rodriguez broke down when she talked about receiving the Purple Heart

“Losing someone and earning a reward didn’t mesh well with me,” she said. “I have more guilt than anything else because I was given it because of the loss of someone else.”

After Rodriguez discussed her Purple Heart, Johnson made his move, bringing a huge smile to her face.

Johnson thanked Rodriguez for her service, then gave her a brand new Mustang and a free trip to see the world premiere of his new movie, “Baywatch.”

When Rodriguez asked Johnson why she was chosen for all of this, Johnson saw his moment and gave a nice tribute to veterans around the world, saying, “Because of everything you’ve done, and everything that the boys and girls you’ve served with…that’s why.”

While this is certainly a paid advertisement and looks at least 40 percent staged, Johnson still delivered a pretty heartwarming video and did something nice for a veteran.

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