If your car's going to get damaged, at least let it come from The Rock.
That's what happened to Audie Bridges of Wakefield, Massachusettes this week. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson accidently side-swiped Bridges' truck while jamming out to some tunes, destroying Bridge's rearview mirror. While such a foul from anyone else probably would have boiled Bridges' blood, Bridges seemed more elated by the opportunity to meet one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars. Unsurprisingly, Bridges refused any money from Johnson, and to fix the mirror himself. The Rock was eternally grateful for the gesture, so much so that he recapped the entire experience on his Instagram feed. And Bridges didn't get a half-bad deal either, scoring a one-on-one photo with The Rock.
You can read The Rock's entire recollection of the experience, and see the photo, below.
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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We just wonder how Bridges would have reacted if The Rock hit his truck like one of Furious 7's auto-casualties. But how would you react if The Rock hit your car, readers? Let us know in the comments below!