He went into a 7-Eleven store and did the most wholesome thing to pay back for his stolen snickers.
Desperate times force people to take desperate measures for survival. Even the legendary Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had to resort to this when he was just 14-year-old. The actor and former professional wrestler recounted in an Instagram post how he used to steal for survival, per TODAY. He wrote in his Instagram Post, "When I was 14 years old, every day I used to stop here at this 7-Eleven and steal a king-sized Snicker bar because I couldn’t afford to buy one." he said it served as a pre-workout snack for him for ever a year. The video followed him as he entered a 7-Eleven in Hawaii and bought every last Snickers bar on the shelf just as a gesture to pay for every Snickers bar he had ever stolen.
He continued in the caption, "I finally exorcised this damn chocolate demon that’s been gnawing at me for decades. We were evicted from Hawaii in ’87, and after all these years — I finally got back home to right this wrong." Moreover, he mentions a clerk who used to be in the store every day but "always just turned her head and never busted me." Johnson went ahead to pay for everyone in the store who was behind him in line. He added, "And as a bonus, it was a lot of fun to take care of everybody who walked into 7-11 while I was there. Least I could do considering all the s*it I used to steal from here."
The Jumanji actor further emphasized, "We can’t change the past and some of the dumb stuff we may have done, but every once in a while we can add a little redeeming grace note to that situation — and maybe put a big smile on some stranger’s faces."
In total, his in-store purchase cost him $298. As a follow-up, Johnson was seen on Instagram taking a photo outside the convenience shop and subsequently inside while having heaps of Snickers bars rung up. Johnson also left all of his purchased Snickers at the counter for hungry customers contemplating a five-finger discount. He told the cashier at the end, "I’m gonna leave these here. If somebody looks like they’re stealing Snickers, give them these, so they don’t steal them."
The video went absolutely viral gathering over half a million likes and almost 20 million views and counting. An Instagram user commented, "That's what it's about! Fixing the things we might have broke! Legendary stories!" Another added, "That's kinda awesome. Not the whole stealing everyday part, but just going out there and making it right is amazing."
In 2017, the actor discussed how he saw his parents rely on the goodwill of others to stretch their income and have two square meals a day. He wrote in an Instagram post, "My mom pointed out earlier in the day there was a time back in ‘87 when we couldn’t even afford Thanksgiving dinner and was praying someone would invite us over (to) their house to eat. We were in a tough spot back then, but we got (through) it." He added, "Here we are today. One big, extended, blended, slightly crazy, loving, grateful ohana."