Explaining the process behind the heartwarming moment, Johnson said: “Took me and my design team 8 weeks to get it ready, where she could walk thru her front door for the very first time and everything she saw was brand new and a total surprise.”
“I've been lucky enough to have bought her a few homes over the years, but this one is special,” he added.
The actor posted the heartwarming video on InstagramGetty/Instagram/Dwayne Johnson
Writing directly to his mother, he added: “Mom, there's no greater feeling than to make you happy ~ welcome home. I always say, if you got a good mom then you got a shot at becoming a good, caring human being.
“Let's all give our mamas a big grateful squeeze this weekend and make 'em happy.”
He also posted a second video, which featured Ata’s reaction to seeing pictures of her family on the wall, along with a collection of Ukuleles.
“Very cool moment,” Johnson commented. “Brought my mom into her new family room where we placed her vintage ukuleles on the wall and I was able to unearth pictures of our ancestors that she hasn't seen since she was a child growing up in Samoa.”
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