You might be wondering why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would dress up in a giant Pikachu costume. It turns out the answer is surprisingly simple: Pikachu is his daughter’s Jasmine Johnson’s favorite Pokémon.
For Easter, The Rock dressed as Pikachu and gave his daughter the joy of hanging with her favorite yellow furball. Johnson let us into his daughter’s delightful afternoon thanks to an Instagram video post.
“The first time Jasmine’s favorite character, Pikachu came to visit her months ago she was only crawling,” Johnson wrote in the caption. “For Easter Sunday [Lauren Hashian, Johnson’s wife] and I thought, Pikachu should make a special visit once again.”
He continued: “Well, Pikachu didn’t account for the fact that now Jazzy RUNS and for 2hrs straight she wants to play her new favorite game, ‘I run away and you chase me Pikachu. And you’re not allowed to take a break until I go night night.’ At the end of the vid you can hear her yell, ‘Peekyu’ because she can’t say, Pikachu.”
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Well that’s adorable. And it’s also adorable Jasmine can buy her father as Pikachu when he looks like a malformed Pikachu giant. He’s closer to the Macy’s Day Parade balloon than the creature itself. Just look at those long—and yellow!—legs.
The Pokemon Twitter account even took notice of the Johnsons’ embrace of Pikachu.
We’re so excited to hear that Pikachu is Jasmine’s favorite character! Thanks for sharing the #Pokemon love! pic.twitter.com/Xl63CTkQUB
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) April 17, 2017
Overall it’s a sweet gift from The Rock. And if there’s one thing we need more of in this world, it’s Pikachus.
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