The Rock Sings ‘You’re Welcome’ For ‘3,978th Time,’ Daughter Still Says He’s Not Maui In Video
It goes without saying that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has made quite the name for himself since his transition from the squared circle of the WWE to the sets and red carpets of Hollywood. However, the high water mark for his acting career so far may just be his voiceover role as the demigod Maui in the Disney animated feature, Moana. But if you think that Disney cred is scoring any extra points with his 2-year-old daughter, Tiana, think again.
Johnson has been posting videos of himself singing Maui’s big song, “You’re Welcome,” to his daughter on Instagram. Following his performance in the most recent video, he asked Tiana once again if her dad is Maui, to which she promptly replied “no.” In the caption, Johnson says that it’s the “3,978th time” he’s sung “You’re Welcome” to her.
He goes on to say that she’ll likely have an equally difficult time believing her dad is The Rock when he tells her about that “rumor.”
Fans have loved seeing Johnson serenade his daughter via Instagram, and the latest video is no different. As of this writing, his post on Friday has amassed well over 500,000 likes and is approaching 2 million total views.
“Love this so much. Enjoy it every time. Never gets old. Please keep sharing this,” said one commenter.
Another commenter let Johnson know that his video served as a nice pick-me-up during trying times.
“Times like these are priceless. Thank you so much for sharing this very intimate family moment with us. It definitely gave me the Friday pick me up I needed….been a tough week here,” they wrote.
Although Tiana may not believe her dad is Maui, there’s no doubting that Johnson’s performance and Moana‘s songs, which were written by by Opetaia Foa’i, Mark Mancina, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, helped propel the film to rarefied air, even for Disney animated films. Per Box Office Mojo, the film grossed more than $640 million worldwide following its 2016 release. Moana is also certified fresh with with a review score of 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
While Johnson is currently busy trying to prove to his daughter that he is, in fact, Maui, he recently expressed a willingness to return to the wrestling ring once again, as reported by Inquisitr. Specifically, he said that he wouldn’t discount the possibility that he could take on his cousin, Joe Anoa’i — also known as Roman Reigns, the former three-time WWE world heavyweight champion and one-time WWE Universal champion.