The Rock Meets With 10-Year-Old ‘Hero’ Who Saved His Brother’s Life With ‘San Andreas’ Move (Photos)

“Skyscraper” star treats heroic preteen to hugs and unlimited candy in reward for his act of bravery

Hopefully you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend, but we’re betting it wasn’t half as awesome as Jacob O’Connor’s was.

O’Connor, who saved his two-year-old brother’s life with a move that he learned from watching Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the 2015 film “San Andreas,” was rewarded for his heroism with an on-the-set visit to meet Johnson.

Wrestler-turned-actor Johnson, who’s currently filming the film “Skyscraper,” chronicled the summit via his Instagram account with a series of posts documenting the get-together.

“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,” wrote Johnson in one post, which featured a picture of Johnson preparing to embrace O’Connor. “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.”

A second photo featured Johnson embracing O’Connor’s mother Christa along with the message, “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.”

One particularly sweet moment of the set visit occurred when Jacob and his brother Gavin were clued into a major show-business perk in The Rock’s world — unlimited candy, gratis.

“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,” Johnson wrote. “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.”

As previously reported, O’Connor saved his younger brother from drowning after he fell in the family pool by pulling him out starting to administer CPR, a technique he learned from watching Johnson in “San Andreas.”