Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared his emotional response after a father crowd-surfed an infant to him at a recent Mexico City publicity event for his upcoming film “Black Adam.”
Johnson takes on the eponymous role of the DC Comics character in the film that Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has described as: “Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods-and imprisoned just as quickly-Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.”
The actor, who has been touring ahead of the film’s October 21 release, shared video of the moment the baby girl, whom he said was named Luciana, was passed through the crowd to him as he stood on stage.
“Our BLACK ADAM Tour has been electric, fun and emotional,” Johnson began his caption. “People do cry and they hand me things — I was NOT surprised to be handed this beautiful little baby.”
Johnson went on to explain that, at least at first, he had not realized that the man intended to hand him a real baby — instead, he thought that the man was holding up a doll that he wanted the star to keep.
“Her father caught my attention because he had tears in his eyes when he held her up high and gestured for me to hold her. I honestly thought he was holding a toy doll he wanted me to have as a gift,” Johnson explained, adding, “This beautiful, serene, present and trusting angel is Luciana. One day, I bet she’ll inspire all those around her.”
“And whatever this moment meant for her emotional father — means it meant something special for me too,” Johnson concluded. “Love you back MEXICO and the mana is strong. Girl dads ROCK.”
And Johnson speaks from experience, as he himself is father to three girls. He shares Simone Alexandria (21) with ex-wife Dany Garcia, and two younger daughters — Jasmine (6) and Tiana Gia (4) with his current wife, singer Lauren Hashian.
Watch the official trailer for “Black Adam” below: