Even tough guys like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson love doggy kisses
Credit: Courtesy The Rock

The king of #TBTs is back!

To make your Thursday a little brighter, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has posted yet another glorious throwback picture of himself – although he’s got serious competition for cuteness in this shot.

In his latest Instagram post, the Furious 7 star, 43, showed off his softer, animal-loving side to his 25.8 million followers.

“My animal magnetism,” he captioned the candid picture.

Of course, the actor knows that perhaps the dog’s affection might not be due to his magnetic personality, but rather the canine’s sense of smell: “Or he just smells the bomb tacos I just ate,” he joked.

Also on display: The Rock’s impressively large back tattoo.

This picture – which goes to show that even tough guys love doggy kisses – is only the latest in his collection of amazing throwback pictures. Classic shots include him sporting a "dead caterpillar" mustache and another from his less fit college days.