On Friday, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson received Hollywood Critics Association’s Trailblazer Award and dedicated it to his late father in emotional and heartbreaking acceptance speech.
The 48-year-old said, “It's the anchoring reminder that if we're lucky enough and fortunate enough to be in a position where you can make someone feel good and you can create moments for them that they will never forget for the rest of their lives — that is power.”
He added, “It doesn't matter what's in your bank account, or what kind of car you drive. That s— doesn't matter. It's just how you make people feel.”
“I'm going to dedicate this trailblazer award to my dad, my old man who died a little over a year ago. Man, that guy was a trailblazer. As complicated as our relationship was — our father/son relationship, tough love, tough love — he was a trailblazer because what trailblazers do is change people's behavior. And he did everything he could to send people home happy.” he concluded.
His speech at the virtual event was followed by a video that documented his donations to healthcare workers working hard during COVID-19 pandemic as well as his support of Make-A-Wish Foundation.