Dwayne Johnson returns to the shop he used to shoplift as a kid and rights old wrongs

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When he was 14, Dwayne Johnson used to come to this 7-Eleven in Hawaii and steal chocolate bars. (PHOTO: Instagram/ @therock)
When he was 14, Dwayne Johnson used to come to this 7-Eleven in Hawaii and steal chocolate bars. (PHOTO: Instagram/ @therock)

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (50) has finally "exorcised the damn chocolate demon", having returned to the 7-Eleven where he used to steal a Snickers every day when he was 14 years old.

He returned to the shop in Hawaii, bought every Snickers bar in stock and left them there for hungry customers to enjoy.

The Black Adam star explained on Instagram that when his family was living in Hawaii, they were "broke as hell" and he couldn’t afford to treat himself to candy, so he'd frequent that 7-Eleven and steal a king-sized Snickers bar every day on his way to gym.
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He finally paid for the snickers he used to steal as a child. (PHOTOS: Instagram/ @therock)

"The same clerk was there every day and always just turned her head and never busted me," he recalled.

The Johnsons were evicted from their home in Hawaii in 1987, and he’d been longing to return "to right this wrong".

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“I’ve been waiting for decades to do what I’m getting ready to do now,” he said in the Instagram video, where he can be seen buying the chocolates and telling the cashier to give them away, then tipping the cashier for helping him count them.

"If somebody looks like they're stealing Snickers, give them these so they don't steal them,” he told the cashier

He also paid for the shopping of all the customers in the shop when he popped in. It came to a total of $298 (R5 055).

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Fans were thrilled to see their hero in their local 7-Eleven. (PHOTOS: Instagram/ @therock)

The Rock acknowledged that the act might appear "silly" to some, but he said that every time he's visited the 7-Eleven in Hawaii, he's felt the need to "go in and clean out every Snickers bar they had – the right way".

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He emptied the shelves of Snickers chocolate bars – the same type of chocolate he'd steal as a teen – paid for them and then left them there for others to help themselves. (PHOTOS: Instagram/ @therock)

"And as a bonus it was a lot of fun to take care of everybody who walked into 7-Eleven while I was there. Least I could do, considering I used to steal from here," he added.

Dwayne is well known for his good deeds, which have in the included helping students with disabilities and children with cancer. He also recently bought his mom a house.

He ended his visit to the store by saying that while we can't undo some of the foolish things we may have done, we can sometimes add a small, forgiving note of grace to the situation, which might make strangers very happy.

SOURCES: BUSINESSINSIDER.COM, PEOPLE.COM, FOXBUSINESS.COM

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