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04th Apr 2020

#Covid-19: Dwayne Johnson reprises Moana role to teach his young daughter how to wash her hands

Keeley Ryan

Dwayne Johnson has reprised his role as Moana’s Maui for a special reason.

The actor took to Instagram on Thursday to share a video of himself singing to his daughter, Tia, as he taught her to wash her hands.

In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, people have been advised to wash their hands for 20 seconds – as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice or the ABCs.

But as The Rock explained to his followers in the clip, they found another song that worked: the rap from Maui’s song You’re Welcome. 

After some urging from Tia to “sing the song”, he launched into the rap portion – with some slightly updated lyrics (and an adorable assist from his daughter):

Honest, kid, I can go on and on
I can explain every natural phenomenon
The tide, the grass, the ground, oh
That was Maui just messing around
I killed an eel
I buried its guts
Sprouted a tree, now you got coconuts
What’s the lesson?
What is the take-away?
Don’t mess with Maui when he’s on the break-away
And the tapestry here on my skin
Is a map of the victories I win
Look where I’ve been
I make everything happen
Look at that mini-Maui just tippity-tappin’
What can I say except you’re welcome
The coronavirus has got to go
The video ends with the pair urging everyone to stay healthy and stay safe, before signing off.


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“Our sheltering at home, pre daddy’s shower ritual,” he wrote alongside the video.

“Before my showers now, Baby Tia (mama mia) demands I sing the rap portion of my song ‘You’re Welcome’ from MOANA, while I wash her hands.”

He explained that a few weeks earlier, they found that the rap portion of the song times perfectly “when getting your little ones to have fun washing their hands.”

“Stay healthy and safe, my friends. And gotta love how at the start of this vid, baby Tia is like, ‘just shut your mouth and sing daddy’,” he added, alongside a laughing emoji.

We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely going to have this stuck in our heads…