It’s really hard to tell who was a lot more psyched when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson satisfied Jacob O’Connor, 10, whom he has described as a “real-life hero.”
Jacob created headlines past thirty day period when he saved the life of his two-yr-outdated brother, Dylan. The toddler experienced fallen into their grandmother’s swimming pool in Roseville, Michigan, and Jacob pulled his brother out of the drinking water when he located him facedown. Then he remembered a scene from his favored film, “San Andreas,” in which Johnson performs CPR on his on-monitor daughter. Jacob begun offering upper body compressions to his brother.
“The film just popped up in my head and I begun contemplating about that scene,” Jacob recalled to The Washington Article. “And that is when I begun doing the compressions.”
Johnson soon caught wind of the story. The actor informed Jacob he was “proud” of his swift contemplating and extended an invitation to the kid and his relatives to fly to Vancouver, Canada, the place he’s at this time filming his up coming movie.
“I gotta shake the hand of a genuine life 10yr outdated hero,” Johnson said Aug. 26 in an Instagram put up.
Johnson and Jacob satisfied experience-to-experience on Tuesday. The actor said Jacob was anxious and shy during the assembly, but that “it was fun finding him to snicker and converse.”
“What a unique working day. What a unique kid. Thanks Jacob for staying awesome and for staying the form of individual we all aspire to be,” Johnson said.
The actor additional that Jacob experienced touched a nerve when he confirmed up to the set sporting a T-shirt with a image of Johnson holding his two canines, Brutus and Hobbs, who he once experienced to rescue from a pool.
“Seeing that image on this boy’s shirt, bought me in the gut,” Johnson wrote. “Eventually, we would get rid of Brutus to heaven, but it was not the image of Brutus that created me tear up, it was the actuality that this 10-yr-outdated kid, experienced a heart major ample to place our puppies on his shirt soon after he saved his minor two-yr-outdated brother’s life.”
Lovers of Johnson ― and Jacob ― tweeted praise.
“You are a good guy @TheRock,” wrote 1 consumer. “Nicely carried out!”
“Amazing what Jacob did! What a super hero,” wrote a different.