Would you trade your side view mirror for the chance to meet “The People’s Champ?’’
Audie Bridges of Wakefield had the side view mirror of his truck smashed when Dwayne “The Rock’’ Johnson side-swiped him on his way to set. Johnson, who is filming a movie in Boston with Kevin Hart, noted on his Instagram account that Bridges refused to accept his offer to pay for the damage, and the two shared a laugh after the Rock apologized.
Here's a fun story to start your week off... I'm driving to set in my pick up truck - music blasting - I'm singing away like I'm having a one man party in my truck - then I hear a loud BANG. What the hell..? Look in my rear view and see I sideswiped another pick up that was parked in the street and destroyed the side mirror. First thing I thought was, "Aw shit.. someone's not gonna be happy..". I flipped a U-turn and drove back to scene. Just as I got out of my truck a guy was walking across the street to his truck. I said "Sir, is this your truck?". He stopped and stared at me for a good 5 seconds, looked around his neighborhood, looked back at me and "Yes it is. Why?". I said "Well, sorry to tell ya I sideswiped it and knocked the hell outta your mirror and may have done even more damage. You give me your info and I'll leave you mine and I'll take care of everything". He stared at me again, cocked his head sideways and said.."Uhhh.. Are you The Rock?". I said "Yup". He broke out into a huge smile and said "Wow, this is gonna be an awesome story!". I started belly laughing at that, then he started laughing and before you know it we're both standing in the middle of the street pointing to his mirror and laughing like two ol' crazy buddies. I checked back in with him a few days later and he refused to accept any money and said he fixed the damage himself. Want to thank Mr. Audie Bridges of Wakefield, Mass. for being so cool about the whole thing. Life is funny cause you never know who you're gonna run into... and sure as hell never know who's truck you're gonna sideswipe while driving to work.
Kudos to Johnson for being so cool about it and not acting like the “jabroni beating, pie eating, highflying, electrifying, elbow droppin, spine poppin, eyebrow raising, peoples champ’’ character that definitely wouldn’t have been so nice to a stranger after he side-swiped them.
As for Bridges, he probably should have let Johnson pay for his mirror. He’s worth $125 million.
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