Dwayne the Rock Johnson reacts to Macy’s Thanksgiving parade balloon

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He is one of the highest paid actors in the world.

But Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was overwhelmed with pride when he saw his own balloon at Macy’s annual Thanksgiving parade on Thursday morning.

The 48-year-old former wrestler admitted he had done some ‘pretty cool’ things in his career, but never began to imagine seeing his likeness in the sky on one of the world’s most popular TV shows. ‘year.

Unbelievable: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was overwhelmed with pride when he saw his own balloon at Macy’s annual Thanksgiving parade on Thursday morning.

A massive balloon raced through the streets of Manhattan with The Rock from his iconic 1996 photo which made its rounds in memes and was also recreated in an SNL sketch.

“Never in my wildest dreams,” he wrote. I’ve been fortunate enough to have done some pretty cool shits in my career, but after seeing my @nbcyoungrock FANNY PACK FLOAT in the #MacysThanksgivingParade, it might take the cake.

He recalled the past and described some of the hardships endured on the road to becoming a global superstar.

“That period of my life may represent when I only had $ 7 billion in my fanny pack, but at least I had enough COOL to tuck in my turtleneck and wear fake silver jewelry because it was all I could afford, ”he wrote.

So cool: The 48-year-old former wrestler admitted he had done 'pretty cool' things in his career, but never began to imagine seeing his likeness in the sky on any of the TV shows most popular of the year.

So cool: The 48-year-old former wrestler admitted he had done some ‘pretty cool’ things in his career, but never began to imagine seeing his likeness in the sky on one of the coolest TV shows. popular of the year.

A true blessing: Her iconic 1996 photo has made its rounds in memes and has also been recreated in an SNL sketch

A true blessing: Her iconic 1996 photo has made its rounds in memes and has also been recreated in an SNL sketch

“And my huge, feathered raised eyebrow is the stuff of which dreams (and nightmares) are made.” Float, kid… you might do it someday.

The balloon was included by NBC to promote film star Young Rock’s upcoming scripted comedy series.

Parade hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb responded positively to the float, the elder noting, “I can’t wait to see what kind of trouble the little DJ got into. “

The upcoming show was first announced in January, with NBC placing a direct order for the project.

Teaming up: Johnson's ex-wife and business partner Dany Garcia is set to produce the show;  both are seen in 2009

Teaming up: Johnson’s ex-wife and business partner Dany Garcia is set to produce the show; both are seen in 2009

Along with Johnson, the series will be directed by Fresh Off the Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan, who is also the show’s executive producer, and includes producers Hiram Garcia and the ex-wife and business partner of actor Moana. , Dany Garcia.

The story follows the boy who would eventually become The Rock at various points in his life and the lessons he learns from his unconventional upbringing.

Adrian Groulx in the 10 year old version of Johnson, Bradley Constant in the 15 year old iteration and Marco Polo actor Uli Latukefu in the 18 to 20 year old version.

Production began in November, with the main photography taking place in Australia.

Boss: The Rock is regularly at the top of Forbes' list of highest paid actors after climbing the ranks in the fight to become a coveted star

Boss: The Rock is regularly at the top of Forbes’ list of highest paid actors after climbing the ranks in the fight to become a coveted star

An inside look: The Fast and Furious actor shared an image of Joseph Lee Anderson playing his father in the upcoming series

An inside look: The Fast and Furious actor shared an image of Joseph Lee Anderson playing his father in the upcoming series

To celebrate the start of filming, actor Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle shared a photo from his show’s set, depicting actor Joseph Lee Anderson portraying his father Rocky Johnson.

The wrestler wrote in the caption, “I wanted you to see that ‘first look’ at my pops. No filters, no varnish and nothing fancy. Just the Soulman doing what he did best!

He added, “I can’t wait for you to watch our new show. I think you are going to like it.

Pound for Pound: The series also describes the influence other wrestlers had on Johnson's life;  he is seen competing against John Cena in 2012

Pound for Pound: The series will also depict the influence other wrestlers had on Johnson’s life; he is seen competing against John Cena in 2012

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