Santa Claus is washed. This is a fact. Thankfully, there's apparently a new expert gift-giver traveling the globe with unbridled joy in tow: Dwanta Claus. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who’s had one hell of a year while dominating TV and film, hit up his dad Friday with an impressive Xmas gift that's hopefully a sign of how this new Claus is going to do business in the future.

"Bought my dad a Christmas gift and surprised him," Johnson wrote on Instagram Friday. "He's had a hard life. This one felt good. My dad, Rocky Johnson, is a minimalist. Always has been. Never asks me for much and over the years his needs are always the barest [sic]." Johnson then shared the story of how his father became homeless at the age of 13 after standing up to his mother's drunk boyfriend, ultimately laying dude out with a shovel:

 

Bought my dad a Christmas gift and surprised him. He's had a hard life. This one felt good. My dad, Rocky Johnson is a minimalist. Always has been. Never asks me for much and over the years his needs are always the barest. Crazy story, my dad's dad died when he was 13yrs old. That Christmas, my dad's mom had her new boyfriend over for Christmas dinner. Her boyfriend got drunk and pissed on the turkey. My dad went outside, got a shovel, drew a line in the snow and said if you cross that line I'll kill you. The drunk crossed it and my dad laid him out cold as a block of ice. Cops were called. They told my dad's mom that when her boyfriend regains consciousness, he's gonna kill your son so one of them has got to go. In front of the entire family, my dad's mom looked at him and said get out. He was 13yrs old and now homeless. That f*cked up true story happened in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1954. He needed the bare minimum then, just like does now. Over the years, I've moved him into a big home, got him trucks to drive - which he'll literally drive into the ground until I get him something else. Hell, I'll get him anything he wants, but the SOB just won't ask;). Every Christmas, I always think about that story and my dad having every odd stacked against him at 13, but he fought thru it and still made something of himself. Makes me appreciate his struggle and hard work. Also, makes me appreciate the fun times he would beat my ass in the gym so bad when I was 13 and say "If you're gonna throw up, go outside.. and if you're gonna cry, then go home to your mother". I hated it then, but I embrace it now. Made a man outta me. Without pissing on my turkey. 😂👍🏾. Just a small way of saying thank you dad and Merry Christmas! #DwantaClaus🎅🏾

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Dwanta Claus recently smashed a 4-year Spike TV record with his Rock the Troops variety special, a feat that should come as a surprise to no one. The special bagged 2.2. million viewers off the strength of Dwanta, Matthew McConaughey, George Clooney, and the cool Jonas, i.e. Nick.

Happy to receive a free automobile next Xmas, Dwanta Claus. Hit me up.