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This photo of The Rock as a 15-year-old is making men everywhere feel insecure

“He looked like a 40-year-old Dad with a full time job.”

WE ALL KNOW and love Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Sure, he’s an auld pet, isn’t he?

*** I posted this story on Easter about this inspiring kid and fateful meeting. Story made national headlines and I just saw him again and have a new update on him that I'll share w y'all later today. But first here's the original story as a refresher. Enjoy.. ** Cool story to share on Easter.. After my workout I'm drivin' in my pick up and notice these kids in the rearview mirror screamin' & runnin' after my truck. Thought to myself, Should I stop or keep drivin'? I stopped. I hop out of my truck and this kid runs up to me, hugs the hell outta me and says it's been his life's dream to meet me and tell me how much I've inspired him to fight cancer (Hodgkin's lymphoma) and hard core chemo and stem cell transplant treatments. He was a little teary eyed and said for months and months all he's wanted to do was find me and say this face to face. I told him what it meant to me to hear this story. I thanked him, hugged him (and his friends), got back in my truck and drove away. As I'm drivin' I start shaking my head (and tearing up) at how fragile life is and how amazing and cool the universe was to make this meeting happen between myself and this special kid Nick Miller. Let's always take a moment to count our blessings.. cause there's always something to be grateful for. Happy Easter y'all - DJ Source: therock

But if you think The Rock was a gawky, spindly adolescent, you’re dead wrong. 

Last night, the actor posted a #tbt photo of himself as a 15-year-old to Instagram and let’s just say he wasn’t exactly rocking the McLovin look.

#TBT By the time I was 16 yrs old, I had already enrolled in four high schools across the country due to being evicted and lil' trouble with the law.. McKinley HS (Honolulu, HI), Glenn Cliff HS (Nashville, TN), McGavock HS (Nashville, TN), Freedom HS (Bethlehem, PA). I was also 6'4 225lbs, rockin' a dead caterpillar on my lip (aka the porn 'stache) and all the kids in every high school thought I was an undercover cop cause I looked like a mutated, yet handsome SOB of a man child. Plus in Nashville I was already hangin' out in honey tonk dive bars on Music Row and hustlin' cars from crackheads. Yup, one of the many reasons why I'm a grateful man for the life I have today and also grateful I straight up kicked puberty's ass early in life. #GodBlessSamoanAndBlackGenetics #AndGodBlessOurTeenageYears #AndWTFWasIThinkingWithThisMustache Source: therock

Just to reiterate: the person in that photo is technically a child.

As he put it…

By the time I was 16 yrs old, I had already enrolled in four high schools across the country due to being evicted and lil’ trouble with the law.. I was also 6’4 225lbs, rockin’ a dead caterpillar on my lip (aka the porn ‘stache) and all the kids in every high school thought I was an undercover cop cause I looked like a mutated, yet handsome SOB of a man child.

The Rock later confirmed to a follower that he was 15 in the photo.

The photo has made men everywhere feel a little insecure.

We know.

We know.

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