Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has met a young boy he publicly commended for rescuing his brother using a move from his film San Andreas.
Surprise! (mama shedding a few happy tears for her boys) 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. Well someone has to pay for it, but it ain’t me or the kids lol. Thank you to our entire #Skyscraper crew for all doing their part to make this visit special for this family. #OnSet #RockWonka #OConnorFamily #SugarRush
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
Jacob O’Connor, 10, discovered his two-year-old brother Dylan floating face down in their grandmother’s pool in July (17), and raced to the tot’s aid, reviving him by performing lifesaving chest compressions.
O’Connor told reporters from his local TV station WXYZ 7 News in Detroit that he learned the emergency procedure from watching Johnson’s 2015 action film.
“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,” the little boy recalled of the blockbuster.
In response to Jacob’s heroics, Johnson took to Twitter last month (Aug17) and heaped praise on the “real life hero”.
“Wow amazing story,” the movie star tweeted. “Giving you a Twitter (high five) Jacob for saving your little brother’s life. You’re a real life hero. We’re all proud of you!”
And to make sure little Jacob understood what a hero he was, the action star invited the youngster to join him on the Vancouver, Canada set of Skyscraper.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I finally met this real life 10yr old hero, Jacob O’Connor,” he wrote on Instagram. “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,” he added. “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.”
– Cover Media0