WATCH: 'The Rock' surprises army veteran with new Ford Mustang

Cape Town - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is as likeable as your favourite home-cooked meal, pair the actor with a new muscle car - the refreshed Ford Mustang - and you have an amazing combination.

US army veteran Marlene Rodriguez was surprised by both the actor and the hot new Mustang at an event in the US.

READ: Refreshed Ford Mustang revealed: We have details!

Earlier in January, Wheels24 reported on details of the refreshed 2018 Ford Mustang model. Upgrades include a sleeker design, more advanced technology and improved performance with a 10-speed automatic gearbox. Read more about it here.

One of Ford's ambassadors is Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, also known for his role as 'Agent Luke Hobbs' in 'Fast and Furious' movies. The automaker partnered with Johnson to reward Rodriguez with a special unveiling of its new Mustang.

Johnson posted the video on Instagram and had this to say:

"This one felt good. Very good. Our Ford partners asked me to unveil the never seen before, brand new 2018 Ford Mustang to the world. As their Ambassador, I'm happy to do. With a twist. 

"Myself and Ford compiled a big list of US veterans and from that list, I chose Army combat vet and Purple Heart recipient, Marlene Rodriguez to surprise and give it away to her. It was such a cool moment that all of us in the room will never forget.

"When Marlene, stopped and just looked at me and asked "Why?", well that's when I may or may not have gotten a lil' emotional with my answer - in a bad ass manly way of course.

"Why? Because of the boundless gratitude and respect I have for you, Marlene and all our men and women who've served our country. Just a small way of myself and the good people of Ford of saying Thank You. 

"Finally, thank you Ford for making the new 2018 Mustang straight, completely customizable for the world to enjoy. Thanks also for making sure I fit in it as well. Marlene, fits better.

"Enjoy your ride mama. Enjoy that Dodger game. You deserve it." 

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