“Fast and Furious 8” star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson proved that he doesn’t only have a huge body but a big heart as well.
Johnson donated $1,500 to a 4-month-old puppy that was named after him, ABC News reported.
The organization Saving SPOT stated on its GoFundMe page that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the puppy, was abandoned at North Central Shelter with a large metal wire wrapped around his mouth.
According to Us Weekly, while the shelter was able to remove the wire and attended to his injuries, it was also revealed that he suffered from a heart murmur which needs surgery to treat.
Saving SPOT was seeking for $5,000 to help the smooch, and it so far raised $5,445.
Johnson found out about the appeal for help via actress Michell Tranchtenberg.
“This puppy named after @TheRock was tortured, abandoned! He needs our help for life saving surgery, ” Tranchtenberg wrote on Twitter, to which Johnson replied.
— MichelleTrachtenberg (@RealMichelleT) November 24, 2015
“This is rough to read about. Poor lil’ pup abandoned w/ a wire wrapped around his mouth. I’ll help. Stay strong pup,” The Rock posted.
This is rough to read about. Poor lil' pup abandoned w/ a wire wrapped around his mouth. I'll help. Stay strong pup. https://t.co/amEAOSn2yO
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 24, 2015
On the organization’s donation page, Jhonson wrote: “Stay strong lil’ Rock! Let’s get you taken care of, healed up and feeling better for Christmas. Plus you have a VERY cool name to uphold;). Got your back ~ Dwayne J.”
The actor also tweeted: “Lots of good people chipped in for the lil’ guy. Plus the pup has the Coolest. Name. Ever.”
Thx buddy. Lots of good people chipped in for the lil' guy. Plus the pup has the Coolest. Name. Ever. 😂🙏🏾 https://t.co/jHKOGzQwbQ
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 26, 2015
Us Weekly cited the shelter’s message on their page this week stating: “Knowing that ‘The Rock’ has got Dwayne the puppy’s back, we are confident he will be a fighter and make it through this. Thank you all for your generous donations- thanks to you we have met our goal.”
According to the magazine, the actor is a long-time animal lover and had just lost his French bulldog back in September.
Johnson will star in the upcoming “Fast and Furious” sequel, which is expected to hit theaters in 2017.
He also previously hinted that he would like to see his “Fast and Furious” character, Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs, to have his own adventures in the future.