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In the world of social media, pictures of babies and dogs reign supreme. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson confirmed that through a touching post welcoming his new daughter into the world.

Johnson, now a father for the second time, posted a picture of himself with his new daughter, Jasmine, and included a long message describing the birthing experience and the feelings flooding him:


Christmas came early! Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy's chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning... Thank you guys so much for the awesome congratulatory wishes and love you've been sending @laurenhashianofficial and myself. We're extremely grateful. Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe... Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father. To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of "being better" will never steer you wrong. Trust me I've been down this road. Something else that'll never steer you wrong is "walking thru the fire" with your baby's mama. I was right there during labor, helping her breathe, every highly intense contraction, every second of pain, right there watching the actual birth, cutting the cord and wiping the tears. Incredible. *(Now don't get me wrong boys, it wasn't like I was at the end of the table, squatting like a catcher waiting for the fastball to come down the pike.. but as men, it's a miracle we should witness because it'll give you a whole new respect for the strength and beauty of a woman). Again, THANK YOU guys so much for all the love during this blessed time. I always say I'm a lucky dude because I've got the greatest fans in the world - and it's true. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your families from ours. #ChristmasCameEarlyToSayHello #WhileSleepOfficiallySaysGoodbye #2xProudPapaSilverback #SheCanDateWhenShes40

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"Christmas came early!" he writes. "Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy's chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning."

"Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe... Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday," he continued. "If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father."

Johnson had his daughter with his longtime girlfriend, Laura Hashian. This was their first child together, and Johnson gave Hashian plenty of credit for the strong role she performed in the birth.

"I was right there during labor, helping her breathe, every highly intense contraction, every second of pain, right there watching the actual birth, cutting the cord and wiping the tears. Incredible," Johnson writes.

He adds: "Now don't get me wrong boys, it wasn't like I was at the end of the table, squatting like a catcher waiting for the fastball to come down the pike. but as men, it's a miracle we should witness because it'll give you a whole new respect for the strength and beauty of a woman."

Always working hard, Johnson was back in the gym less than 24 hours later and ... well, remember what we said about kids and dogs on social media?


"You gotta problem punk?" ~ #HOBBS #IronParadise #GymMascot #SidewaysSittingLikeABoss

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