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Starstruck man refuses to accept money from 'The Rock' for hitting his truck

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently got into a car accident, but everyone involved is smiling about the ordeal.

Johnson says the crash happened while on his way to a movie set in Wakefield, Mass.

"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," said the actor in a post on Instagram.

Johnson says he sideswiped another pickup truck that was parked in the street, destroying the driver-side mirror. The truck owner saw the whole thing, but when Johnson apologized and offered to pay for the damage, he was too starstruck to accept.

"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," wrote Johnson on Instagram.

Johnson says he checked back in with the truck owner, Wakefield resident Audie Bridges, a few days later, but he again refused to accept any money.

The story of The Rock's run-in has since gone viral, with nearly 500,000 likes on the original Instagram post.

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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 and see I sideswiped another pick up that was parked in the street and destroyed the side mirror. First thing I thought was, "Aw shit.. someone's not gonna be happy..". I flipped a U-turn and drove back to scene. Just as I got out of my truck a guy was walking across the street to his truck. I said "Sir, is this your truck?". He stopped and stared at me for a good 5 seconds, looked around his neighborhood, looked back at me and "Yes it is. Why?". I said "Well, sorry to tell ya I sideswiped it and knocked the hell outta your mirror and may have done even more damage. You give me your info and I'll leave you mine and I'll take care of everything". He stared at me again, cocked his head sideways and 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 truck you're gonna sideswipe while driving to work.

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