“By 5, you’ll be looking people in the eye when you firmly shake their hand.”
Being a dad, whether you’re raising a boy or a girl, is a pretty amazing gift. But there seems to be this really unique bond that many fathers have with their daughters. No one exemplifies this connection more right now than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who captured a sweet heart-to-heart moment with his 16-month-old daughter, Jasmine.
The “Fate of the Furious” actor, who often plays tough guys on screen, showed a softer side on Instagram this week. “There are mornings in life where there are no words.. this is not one of those mornings,” he wrote. “Jazzy, let daddy tell you his goals.”
There are mornings in life where there are no words.. this is not one of those mornings. Jazzy, let daddy tell you his goals. By 5, you'll be looking people in the eye when you firmly shake their hand. By 8, you'll know how to fish, drive daddy's pick up truck and do cardio. And by 10, you'll be able to directly say to people, "Great job, I like it a lot, but let's see how we can make it better". Helluva plan right sweetheart? Buh! *she points to the ground at a bug. It was a good talk. #DaddyDaughterMoments #TeachEmYoung #PickUpTrucks #AndBuh
What came next in his post is so incredibly precious:
“By 5, you’ll be looking people in the eye when you firmly shake their hand. By 8, you’ll know how to fish, drive daddy’s pick up truck and do cardio. And by 10, you’ll be able to directly say to people, ‘Great job, I like it a lot, but let’s see how we can make it better.'”
We know these are his daddy goals, but damn, they’re giving us #parentinggoals all day. We’re also getting serious feminist vibes from Johnson. The man is clearly helping to raise a strong, assertive, and confident girl.
The post ended so appropriately given the age of his daughter. He said at the end of their talk Jasmine said, “Buh!” as she pointed down at the ground. She was pointing to a bug. No doubt the little girl was internalizing her dad’s wise words, even if she was more concentrated on a bug.
Jasmine is Johnson’s youngest daughter whom he fathered with Lauren Hashian. The couple has been together for over 10 years. He also has a 15-year-old daughter named Simone with his first wife Dany Garcia.
On social media, Johnson regularly shows the world that he’s a loving and hilarious dad. For Easter, he dressed up as the Pokemon, Pikachu, and posted a video of him on Instagram chasing his daughter around the house.
The first time Jasmine's favorite character, Pikachu came to visit her months ago she was only crawling. For Easter Sunday @laurenhashianofficial and I thought, Pikachu should make a special visit once again. Well, Pikachu didn't account for the fact that now Jazzy RUNS and for 2hrs straight she wants to play her new favorite game, "I run away and you chase me Pikachu. And you're not allowed to take a break until I go night night". At the end of the vid you can hear her yell, "Peekyu" because she can't say, Pikachu. I'm tired, today's my only day off, it's 118 degrees in this costume and Hobbs keep trying to p*ss on my leg. And I luv every minute of it. Bring it on. It's what daddy's do. Happy Easter to you guys and enjoy your families. #Rockachu #DaddyPuttinInWork #TheGameThatNeverEnds #PikachuLooksBloated
“I’m tired, today’s my only day off, it’s 118 degrees in this costume and Hobbs keep trying to p*ss on my leg. And I luv every minute of it. Bring it on. It’s what daddy’s do.”
If you haven’t swooned enough already, be prepared to want to hug this guy as you read the shout out he dedicated to the women in his life. For International Women’s Day he posted a collage of photographs on Instagram and wrote, “Not a day goes by where I don’t think about the women in my life, shake my head and consider myself the luckiest SOB on earth.”
Not a day goes by where I don't think about the women in my life, shake my head and consider myself the luckiest SOB on earth. I come from a family of beautiful, strong, diverse and intelligent women. They inspire and challenge me daily to become a better man, father and role model. My love and respect for them is boundless. The world's a better place because of you and I'm a very grateful man to be by your sides. To ALL the women out there of all ages and races.. THANK YOU. Lift you up and love you. #InternationalWomensDay
“I come from a family of beautiful, strong, diverse and intelligent women,” he wrote. “They inspire and challenge me daily to become a better man, father and role model.”
All of the feels.