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06th Sep 2017

The Rock meets boy who saved younger brother’s life by watching his movie

“I just want to say, ‘I’m so proud of you.’ It’s an honor meeting this kid.”

Keeley Ryan

A 10 year old boy who saved his baby brother’s life by copying CPR he learned from watching a Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson movie.

The action hero stars in the 2015 disaster movie San Andreas, which tells the tale of the California fault line and a horrifying earthquake.

And Jacob O’Connor, 10, managed to save his younger brother Dylan from drowning after he watched the high paced blockbuster earlier this summer.

The Fast & the Furious actor invited the family to set, where he shared a series of photos celebrating their arrival on set.

He said:

“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 set.”

He added later on:

“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’.

“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.”

And it looks like Jacob and his other brother Gavin had an absolute blast on set.

The Rock pulled out all the stops for the family’s visit, including a Willy Wonka-style buffet table filled with chocolate and sweets.

And he finished up the day with an emotional video chat with Jacob, who he said it was “an honour” to meet.

He said:

 “Jacob saved his 2-year-old brother, Dylan, who he found facedown in a pool and starting giving him chest compressions.

“He learned that from a movie I made called San Andreas. 

“I just want to say, ‘I’m so proud of you.’ It’s an honor meeting this kid.”

Jacob was watching a movie at his grandmother’s house earlier this summer when he noticed the screen door to the backyard was open.

He saw his 2 year old brother Dylan face down in the pool, and quickly pulled him out and laid him on the deck and quickly began doing chest compressions.

Jacob had been watching San Andreas the week before – and remembered the scene where the Rock pulls his unconscious daughter from the floodwaters and gives her CPR.

The 10 year old told the Washington Post:

“The movie just popped up in my head and I started thinking about that scene.

“And that’s when I started doing the compressions.”

He pushed for half a minute until Dylan’s “heart started pumping” – and then Jacob’s brother “vomited a little water.”

Featured image via Instagram/The Rock


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