Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has reached out to a Jewish folk singer to thank him for his understanding after the wrestler-turned-actor damaged his car in a road accident.
The San Andreas star was driving through the state on his way to work on new movie Central Intelligence, which is being filmed in the area, when he accidentally “sideswiped” a parked truck and smashed its wing mirror.
In a post on Instagram, he writes, “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 (mirror) and see I sideswiped another pick up that was parked in the street and destroyed the side mirror. First thing I thought was, ‘Aw s**t… someone’s not gonna be happy…’ I flipped a U-turn and drove back to scene.”
Johnson stopped his car and went to swap insurance details with its owner, and he was stunned to find the other driver, Audie Bridges, was not angry with him and admits they hit it off like “two ol’ crazy buddies”.
He adds, “(Bridges) 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 (sic) truck you’re gonna sideswipe while driving to work.”
Johnson also shared a picture of the pair posing alongside the damaged truck, pointing and smiling at each other.