Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson walked into a Hawaii 7-Eleven and bought every Snickers bar in stock — a move he said was decades in the making and designed to right a wrong that had been “gnawing” away at him for all that time.
Explaining that he had stolen hundreds of king-sized Snickers bars from a local 7-Eleven — one nearly every day as a “pre-workout snack” the year that he turned 14 — Johnson announced that it was time to exorcise “this d***ed chocolate demon” once and for all.
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“I finally exorcised this damn chocolate demon that’s been gnawing at me for decades,” Johnson began the caption to his video, saying that after more than three decades, it was time to finally “right this wrong.”
“I was broke as hell, so I used to steal a king sized @snickers EVERY DAY from 7-11 for almost a year when I was 14yrs old, on my way to the gym,” he said, noting that the candy bar had been his go-to pre-workout snack. He also said that the clerk — who was there every day to witness what he was doing, “turned her head and never busted me.”
“I’ve exercised [sic] a few big demons over the years (I still have a few left;) so I know this one seems VERY SILLY, but every time I come back home to Hawaii and drive by 7-11 … I always knew I needed to go in and clean out every Snickers bar they had — the right way,” Johnson added.
The video showed Johnson walking into the store and taking every Snickers bar off the shelf, loading them into a large paper bag. He took the bag to the front counter, and told the clerk “BK” to “ring all these up.”
“BK is like, f***,” Johnson laughed as BK began dutifully counting the candy bars. “I used to steal a Snickers every day. I gotta come back and I had to buy them, you know what I mean?”
“Ahh, okay,” BK replied, still counting.
“Bk is like, ‘look listen, I’m trying to count all this s***, I don’t need to hear your stories. Go tell Oprah,’” Johnson narrated, prompting laughs from the clerk and several customers.
Once the candy bars had all been accounted for, Johnson began to wave the other customers forward, offering to pay for whatever they were getting in addition to his massive chocolate haul. The total came to $298 — which he paid before tipping the clerk.
“It was a lot of fun to take care of everybody who walked into 7-11 while I was there. Least I could do considering all the s*** I used to steal from here,” he explained in the caption.
“We can’t change the past and some of the dumb stuff we may have done, but every once in a while we can add a little redeeming grace note to that situation — and maybe put a big smile on some stranger’s faces,” he concluded.
Johnson left the candy behind, telling the clerk to give them away to anyone who looked like they might be trying to steal a candy bar, “Give them this so they don’t steal it.”