Dwayne Johnson Meets Heroic Boy Who Saved Brother With Move Learned From 'San Andreas'

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jacob O'Connor.

"Thanks Jacob for being awesome and for being the kind of person we all aspire to be," the actor said of his young fan.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said he was honored to meet the young man who saved his younger brother's life by doing a medical move he learned from the film San Andreas

The 10-year-old Detroit native Jacob O'Connor in August saw his 2-year-old brother fall into their pool and was lying face down for about a minute. O'Connor immediately pulled him out and began doing chest compressions, which Johnson's character, Raymond Gaines, does in a scene in the 2015 disaster film.

The superstar actor learned of the boy after his heroic tale went viral thanks to news reports. 

"I'm so proud of you," Johnson says on a video he posted to his social media pages. "It is such an honor meeting this kid." 

The young fan got to meet and hang out with Johnson on the set of his current film, Skyscraper

O'Connor even got Johnson a little worked up when he arrived to the set with a shirt that had the actor's iconic bull insignia on the front and, on the back, a picture of Johnson holding his two dogs, Brutus and Hobbs, which Johnson had to once rescue from a pool, he said. 

"Seeing that picture on this boy's shirt, got me in the gut," Johnson wrote with the video on Instagram. "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 10-year-old kid, had a heart big enough to put our puppies on his shirt after he saved his little 2-year-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." 

 

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

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