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The Rock Buys Every Snickers Bar at a 7-Eleven To Atone for Wrong He Committed as a Teen

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Do you have any regrets about decisions you made in your youth?

What have you done to make amends?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has carried a Snickers “demon” for many years but recently posted to his Instagram account his relief at making everything right again with 7-Eleven.

When The Rock was fourteen, as he confesses, he would steal a king-size chocolate bar every day from the local 7-Eleven. It was part of his pre-gym “workout.”

He remembers the same clerk turning her head every day and never turning him in for his theft.

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He and his family were “evicted” from Hawaii in ’87 so it’s taken him decades to right his youthful wrong.

“I’ve exercised 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.”

 

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“I have been waiting decades to do what I’m getting ready to do now,” The Rock said.

He didn’t steal for the thrill but because he was always “broke.” Still, he knew that didn’t make stealing right.

The video shows him “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,'” according to the Daily Wire.

He didn’t stop there. Once they rang up every candy bar, he waved the customers in the store up to the register, offering to add their sales onto his bill. The total came to $298. before he tipped the clerk.

“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.

Of course, he left the candy behind.

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  He instructed the clerk to give it to anyone who looked like they might be tempted to steal.

“Give them this so they don’t steal it.”

Wise move, making up for his own past and helping to prevent others from carrying the same guilt around with them for decades.

Thanks, Rock, for reminding us that even when we don’t get caught, our actions can have lasting consequences until we face them and make things right.

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Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a writer, speaker, Christian coach and disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored five books with a sixth on the way. Though she has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Lori learned the most from studying her Bible in life’s trenches. Rhode Islander. Wife, mom, grandmom, retired homeschool parent, part-time giant-slayer. Visit her at www.loriroeleveld.com.
Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a writer, speaker, Christian coach and disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She’s authored five books with a sixth on the way. Though she has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Lori learned the most from studying her Bible in life’s trenches. Rhode Islander. Wife, mom, grandmom, retired homeschool parent, part-time giant-slayer. Visit her at www.loriroeleveld.com.




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