Dwayne Johnson spent yesterday afternoon with a 10-year-old hero.
Jacob O’Connor credits the disaster movie San Andreas with teaching him CPR. It came in especially handy the day he discovered his 2-year-old brother floating face-down in the pool. Jacob said (quote) “San Andreas just popped up in my head. I started thinking about that scene. And that’s when I started doing the compressions.”
The Rock invited Jacob and his family to the set of his next disaster movie called Skyscraper. He Instagrammed their moment together “I’m so proud of you. I finally met this real life-10 year-old hero, Jacob O'Connor. I said, not only do I shake hands, but when I meet heroic kids, I give hugs -- now get in here.”
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