Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson invited a pint-sized hero to the set of his new movie “Skyscraper” after hearing that the boy used skills learned from “San Andreas” to save his little brother from drowning.
“You know there’s a little 10-year-old boy out there and his name is Jacob O’Connor. He’s a real-life hero,” The Rock explained in a social media video on Friday evening. “He couldn’t find his little two-year-old brother Dylan so he went out back and found little Dylan lying face down in their pool. Jacob pulled him out, remained calm and started administering CPR and chest compressions and saved his little brother’s life.”
Johnson added, “He learned how to do this by watching this big, brown bald tattooed guy in his favorite movie ‘San Andreas.’ Jacob, I’m so proud of you so much so that I’ve got to meet you. I’ve got to shake the hands of a real-life hero.”
O’Connor told ABC2 News that he found his younger brother face down in a pool, and it was “San Andreas” that helped him figure out how to save him. The film starred Johnson as a rescue chopper pilot in California who is responsible for saving many lives after a massive earthquake.
O’Connor explained that his two-year-old brother opened the screen door and fell in the pool: “I pulled him out and started giving him compressions.”
About “San Andreas,” he said, “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 younger O’Connor brother had been face down in the water for almost a minute and was rushed to the hospital.
“When you come to my sets, it’s like ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ dude because you can eat all the sweets you want and it’s all free,” Johnson added. “Yes, it’s free. I’ll see you next week buddy. ”
Watch The Rock’s video below.