Tanoai Reed is a stunt man who performs stunts for Hollywood movies. He is the stunt man double of the famous Dwayne Johnson who is known to have excelled in both the sports entertainment industry and is known as one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. You might have heard of some of his kind gestures in the past and here is yet another one which proves how humble he is, even after the success he has been blessed with.
He gifted Tanoai Reed a brand new pickup truck to thank him for the precious 17 years of his consistency and hard work for his movies as his stunt double.
Tanoai Reed who is Dwayne Johnson’s stunt double, is also his cousin. This may be a reason why they are more like brothers than colleagues.
What Dwayne Johnson did was, he told his cousin that they would be interviewed, about the journey they had gone through during the 17 years of togetherness. But then suddenly at the end of his made up interview he said “Enjoy your new truck”. This was the time when Reed couldn’t believe his eyes with excitement. He also got very emotional at that time and tears could be seen dripping from his eyes.
Dwayne Johnson also posted the whole surprise on his instagram account with the caption,”SURPRISE! I love handing over keys. I love you brother and enjoy your new truck!
He continued with expressing his love towards his cousin saying, “Over the course of my career, my stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed has broken multiple bones, severed tendons, torn ligaments & just been an overall dominating bad ass achieving several ‘Stuntman of the Year’ honors.
He also admired Reed’s dedication and passion towards what he does saying, “All done with one goal in mind – deliver the best movie possible to the world.”
He further told, “I had this custom pickup truck delivered just in time to surprise him (he’s still recovering from a stunt injury) while we gave what he thought was going to be an interview about our careers together.
“As you’ll see the moment I put my hands on my hips, that’s the driver’s cue to pull away and reveal the big surprise.
“Not only does Tanoai represent our family and my career with relentless commitment and passion. He also represents an entire Hollywood stunt community that is truly the backbone of our business.”
He finished with: “Love you uso [brother] and thank you for the blood, sweat, tears and years. We’re just getting started.
“Enjoy your new truck!”
All this shows that Dwayne Johnson definitely has a heart of gold.