in

Dwayne Johnson meets 10-year-old ‘Real-Life Hero’ who saved his little brother

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson met 10-year-old “hero” Jacob O’Connor who saved his 2-year-old brother’s life after finding him face down in their pool.  The Rock invited Jacob, his brother Gavin and mother Christa to join him on the set of his new movie Skyscraper in Vancouver.

Jacob made headlines last month when he saved the life of his 2-year-old brother, Dylan. The toddler had fallen into their grandmother’s swimming pool in Roseville, Michigan, and Jacob pulled his brother out of the water when he found him facedown. Then he remembered a scene from his favorite movie, “San Andreas,” in which Johnson performs CPR on his on-screen daughter. Jacob started giving chest compressions to his brother.

“The movie just popped up in my head and I started thinking about that scene,” Jacob recalled to The Washington Post. “And that’s when I started doing the compressions.”

The Rock posted some warm moments on a social media; he wrote.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I finally met this real life 10yr old hero, Jacob O’Connor. He rescued his 2yr old brother after finding him facedown in their pool. I said, not only do I shake hands, but when I meet heroic kids, I give hugs.. now get in here. Despite the fact I looked like 9 ways of hell, battered and bloodied from my scenes, Jacob reluctantly, gave me a hug.  A very special day we had on our #Skyscraper set. #JacobOConnor #Hero”

The boys got to enjoy some of the perks of visiting The Rock on set, nomming down on all the free candy and food.

“I told Jacob and his brother Gavin that when kids visit my movie sets, it’s like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory because children get to eat all the chocolate and sweets they want and the best part is…IT’S ALL FREE,” Johnson joked, adding, “Well someone has to pay for it, but it ain’t me or the kids lol.”

Then Johnson posted another video saying :

“I just want to say so proud of you, such an honor meeting this kid. I appreciate you buddy — thank you. And I speak on behalf of the world: We’re so proud of you.”

Jacob was super nervous and shy the whole time we hung out, so it was fun getting him to laugh and talk. He threw me for an unexpected spin when he showed up on set wearing a shirt that he proudly made with my bull insignia on the front and on the back was the picture of me holding our two puppies, Brutus and Hobbs, after I rescued them from our pool. Seeing that picture on this boy's shirt, got me in the gut. Eventually, we would lose Brutus to heaven, but it wasn't the picture of Brutus that made me tear up, it was the fact that this 10yr old kid, had a heart big enough to put our puppies on his shirt after he saved his little 2yr old brother's life. What a special day. What a special kid. Thanks Jacob for being awesome and for being the kind of person we all aspire to be. ~ DJ

A post shared by therock (@therock) on