Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has shared the story of how he and his family grew up poor in Hawaii. He also often talks about how seriously he takes his workouts, and the 4,000 to 6,000 calories a day he eats to build muscle.
But, before he was famous and eating meals fit for a family, he was getting his pre-workout from a local 7-Eleven in Hawaii, stealing Snickers bars daily as a teenager. The convenience store chain is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Seven and I Holdings Co SVNDY.
Yep, the ex-wrestler and "Black Adam" star said in a recent Instagram post that his family was "poor as hell" when he was growing up on the island and that when he was just 14 years old, he would steal a Snickers from the store, which he ate before working out.
“I used to stop here every day at this 7-Eleven and steal a king-sized Snickers bar because I couldn’t afford one,” Johnson explained as he filled a brown paper bag full of the chocolate bars made by Mars Inc.
The former wrestler returned to the same 7-Eleven where he used to commit the thefts and instructed the clerk to ring up all the Snickers bars in the shop, leave them on the counter, and offer them to any customers who appear to be lurking to swipe a Snickers.
Johnson acknowledged that some people would find the gesture "silly," but added that every time he has visited the 7-Eleven in Hawaii, he "always knew" that he "needed to go in and clean out every Snickers bar they had - the right way."
He also paid for all the customers’ goods while he was in the 7-Eleven, reaching a bill of $298.
“And as a bonus, it was a lot of fun to take care of everybody who walked into 7-Eleven while I was there. Least I could do considering all the s**t I used to steal from here,” Johnson said.
“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 strangers' faces,” he said.
© 2023 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.