The Rock met a boy who saved his brother's life thanks to his movies
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is a pop culture legend, and people only respect him more and more by the day. Recently on Instagram, he had the pleasure of meeting Jacob, a ten year old boy who had saved his brother's life.
After finding his brother drowning in the family swimming pool, young Jacob had saved his life using a technique he learned from one of The Rock's films. The Rock had inadvertently taught him how to perform CPR, so the actor flew out Jacob and his family to Vancouver, to the set of his upcoming film 'Skyscraper'.
The Rock explains the situation on Instagram:
"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 Rock made an amazing post at the end of the day about Jacob and his family.
"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"
The Rock, being such a stand-up guy, even made a post dedicated to Jacob's mother.
"Big Rock hugs for mama Christa O'Connor. As you can imagine, she's so proud of her son and even more, so grateful to have her boys.
"She told me that at first she wondered "Wait, I am just calling Jacob a hero because I'm a proud mom and he's my son? Then I said, no wait.. he IS a real hero for saving his brother's life". Amen. Yup, he sure is.
"Thank you so much Christa for flying out to Vancouver to allow us to meet you and your boys, Jacob and Gavin. We had a blast and grateful to have you on our set."
Could this be the Rock's first stop for the 2020 Presidential campaign? Either way, he's an insanely likable guy, and it's great that he met Jacob and recognized his life-support skills.
Teaching kids how to save lives through action movies is pretty cool.