The Unbelievable True Story Of The Man Who Changed Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Life With A Handshake

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Dwayne Johnson is known as The Rock, has made his way to the popular actor from a football player and a wrestler! He is rich and successful, but it was not always this way.

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We all have a person who influenced us at some point, who helped us to become better. The Rock is forever grateful to have had such person in his life!

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He was not an easy kid! Like it happens to many, he was seeking for criminal ways to express himself, but everything changed when he turned 16.

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He still remembers that one day and one conversation that changed his life. Dwayne went off to use the bathroom for teachers in school and was caught by a teacher Jody Swick, “a tough guy”.

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He made a remark that the bathroom was not for students and Johnson reacted in the most arrogant and disrespectful way. He finished washing hands with no rush and then just passed by a teacher with an arrogant smile.

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Next day he felt very bad, so he approached Mr. Swick to apologize. The teacher offered him a handshake and…. Football!

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That's where he is back in 1993, running out of the field wearing #94!

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Since then Johnson started to play in Swick’s football team and gradually he got popular for his sports success. That was the time when he started to think about the future, about goals and the ways to reach them.

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That's where he shares this inspiring story on Oprah's Masterclass.

Maybe if that was not for a school teacher and that accident, Dwayne Johnson would carry on living one day at a time.

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He feels blessed to have met a key person who believed in him!

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