People are absolutely loving this image of The Rock letting his daughter paint his face before he leaves for work

People are absolutely loving this image of The Rock letting his daughter paint his face before he leaves for work

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson may look like a big, tough dude from the outside - but, on the inside, he's as soft and sweet as a marshmallow. Many of us have known this for a while now, but his adorable nature really started to shine on social media this year after the birth of his third child: a little girl called Tiana.

In an emotional Instagram post, the former WWE star introduced his fans to his new baby, saying "Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world."

Since then, Johnson has been sharing regular updates of himself with baby Tiana, as well as some snaps with his middle daughter, two-year-old Jasmine.

And The Rock isn't at all afraid of making himself seem any less "manly" by spending time with and celebrating his girls. In fact, his opinions on women and girl power are pretty succinctly summed up in this clip from earlier this year -

With that in mind, then, it was no surprise this week when the 46-year-old father shared a photo of Jasmine painting his face.

the rock and daughter Credit: Instagram/Dwayne Johnson

Along with the adorable snap, The Rock shared a transcript of their conversation at the time, which went a little like this:

"Me: Baby come here and give daddy a kiss, he’s gotta go to work. 
Jazzy: But daddy I have to paint your toes. 
Me: Nope, daddy’s got his shoes on and gotta go to work, now come give me a kiss. 
Jazzy: Ok, then let me paint your face, daddy. 
Me: *confidently laughs* Absolutely not, now I gotta go to work, now get over here and kiss me. 
Jazzy: *while looking up at me with her mama @laurenhashianofficial’s intoxicating blue eyes... BUT DADDY, I need to paint your face for work. 
Me: Ok, but make sure you choose manly colors that are flattering to my complexion."

And he was keen to mention that - despite how demanding fatherhood may seem - he absolutely loves spending time with his girls.

"As much as I tell her no, with my crazy busy life, this is the stuff I actually love," he said.

Let us not forget, either, that this is not the first time Johnson has posted some potentially-emasculating stuff on his IG, either. Back in September, he shared this picture of Jasmine painting his nails:

Dwayne Johnson Credit: Instagram/Dwayne Johnson

A similar conversation took place with the toddler at that time, too:

"Me: Come here baby, give daddy a kiss I gotta go to work. 
Jazzy: But daddy you need your nails painted. 
Me: Sorry baby, daddy’s gotta go to work
Jazzy: No daddy you really need your nails painted - as she looks up at me with her mama’s gorgeous blue eyes. 
Me: Yes, you’re absolutely right - daddy needs his nails painted."

An image of Dwayne Johnson. Credit: Getty

It's pretty clear to see that The Rock is willing to do pretty much anything to be a good father to his daughters - even when that means challenging ideas of what's "manly" or not. What an awesome dad!