Seiuli Dwayne Johnson has done it again.
He has just surprised his stunt double, Tanoai Reed, with a new truck.
Seiuli, who has worked with Tanoai Reed for more than 16 years, revealed the surprise in a video on Instagram.
“I love you brother and enjoy your new truck!” Seiuli writes.
“Over the course of my career, my stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed @samoanstuntman has broken multiple bones, severed tendons, torn ligaments & just been an overall dominating bad ass achieving several “Stuntman of the Year” honors.
“All done with one goal in mind - deliver the best movie possible to the world.
I had this custom pick up truck delivered just in time to surprise him (he’s still recovering from a stunt injury) while we give what he thought was going to be an interview about our careers together.
“As you’ll see the moment I put my hands on my hips, that’s the drivers cue to pull away and reveal the big surprise.
“Not only does Tanoai represent our family and my career with relentless commitment and passion. He also represents an entire Hollywood stunt community that is truly the backbone of our business.
“Love you uso and thank you for the blood, sweat, tears and years.
We’re just getting started. Enjoy your new truck! #LetsRoll.”
Apparently, Seiuli had tricked Reed into thinking they were filming a behind-the-scenes video, since he had just returned from an on-set injury.
After singing his praises, Seiuli revealed the custom black pickup truck, and Reed was visibly moved.
“Blessed beyond belief,” Reed wrote on Instagram.
Reed has worked as Seiuli’s stunt double since The Scorpion King, the movie that made The Rock a genuine movie star. When they first met on the set, Seiuli had no idea they were related. Since then, they have worked on 24 movies together, and Reed has been nominated for World Stunt Awards 10 times, winning three times.
“DJ gives me credit more than any other actor gives his stunt man,” Reed told Mel Magazine. “He’s always been like, ‘When it comes to the gnarly stuff, things where I can get hurt, my cousin Tanoai does it all.’ I’ll be reading a random article about a movie and bang — my name’s in there. He’s that kind of guy.”