Back in August, a 10-year-old boy saved his 2-year-old brother’s life after finding him face down and unconscious in the family pool. The heroic act drew attention from national media, but more importantly, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson noticed. The older brother credited his life-saving techniques to one of Johnson’s movies “San Andreas.”
[Scroll Down For Multiple Videos]
Johnson took to Instagram to share the story with his followers. He explained how proud he was of “real-life hero” Jacob O’Connor for remaining calm during a frightening time and having the wherewithal to follow the proper procedures to save his young brother Dylan Meadows’ life.
The former wrestler turned Hollywood blockbuster movie star said that he just had to meet O’Connor and his family. So, The Rock being The Rock, he flew the O’Connors family out to Vancouver to the set of the film he was working on at the time, Skyscraper.
To sweeten the deal (literally), Johnson explained that on his movie sets it’s like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, and Jacob could have all the treats he wanted, or at least as much as his parents would let him have.
Jacob recalled the ordeal when speaking to news outlets. “I pulled him out and started giving him compressions,” he said.
Jacob said that he remembered what to do because he watched the movie, San Andreas. “There was an earthquake, then it caused a tsunami and then there was a daughter that was drowning and he had to get her out and he did the same thing,” Jacob explained.
Jacob’s brother, Dylan, was hospitalized for two days before being released to his parents, according to the New York Post.
Johnson is known for being a kind man and often reaches out to fans and to those less fortunate. There has yet to be a response from the O’Connors since their trip, but this will surely be a memory that Jacob will never forget.