Fan has the best possible response to the Rock hitting his car

How can you be mad at the Rock, even if he hits your car?


Rae Votta


Published Jun 16, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 1:58 pm CDT

Even when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is damaging other people’s property, you can’t help but love him.

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While driving to the set, The Rock, so distracted by his one-man singing and dancing party in his truck, sideswiped a car. Like a good person, he pulled over and managed to connect with the owner. Of course, the owner was more distracted by the fact that he was talking to the Rock than by the damage on his car. Johnson shared the entire exchange, and a picture of the damage, on his Instagram.

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Here's a fun story to start your week off… I'm driving to set in my pick up truck – music blasting – I'm singing away like I'm having a one man party in my truck – then I hear a loud BANG. What the hell..? Look in my rear view and see I sideswiped another pick up that was parked in the street and destroyed the side mirror. First thing I thought was, "Aw shit.. someone's not gonna be happy..". I flipped a U-turn and drove back to scene. Just as I got out of my truck a guy was walking across the street to his truck. I said "Sir, is this your truck?". He stopped and stared at me for a good 5 seconds, looked around his neighborhood, looked back at me and "Yes it is. Why?". I said "Well, sorry to tell ya I sideswiped it and knocked the hell outta your mirror and may have done even more damage. You give me your info and I'll leave you mine and I'll take care of everything". He stared at me again, cocked his head sideways and said.."Uhhh.. Are you The Rock?". I said "Yup". He broke out into a huge smile and said "Wow, this is gonna be an awesome story!". I started belly laughing at that, then he started laughing and before you know it we're both standing in the middle of the street pointing to his mirror and laughing like two ol' crazy buddies. I checked back in with him a few days later and he refused to accept any money and said he fixed the damage himself. Want to thank Mr. Audie Bridges of Wakefield, Mass. for being so cool about the whole thing. Life is funny cause you never know who you're gonna run into… and sure as hell never know who's truck you're gonna sideswipe while driving to work.

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The man in question, Audie Bridges, refused to accept any money for repairs, saying, “Wow, this is going to make an awesome story.” He’s definitely correct.

Screengrab via The Rock/Instagram

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*First Published: Jun 16, 2015, 1:15 pm CDT