Dwayne Johnson & His Movie San Andreas Helped Save a 2-Year-Old's Life

Aug 26, 2017 at 8:25 p.m. ET
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Most celebrities want their movies to have a lasting impact, but Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson probably had no idea his film San Andreas would actually save lives. This entertaining action flick also taught a 10-year-old boy about chest compressions, which allowed him to save his 2-year-old brother from drowning.

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Johnson posted about the incredible tale on his Instagram on Friday, explaining in a video, "You know, there is a little 10-year-old boy out there and his name is Jacob O'Connor. He's a real-life hero. He couldn't find his little 2-year-old brother, Dylan, so he went out back and found little Dylan laying facedown in their pool. Jacob pulled him out, remained calm, 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, I have got to meet you. I have got to shake the hand of a real-life hero."

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Oh, and it gets better, because Johnson — being the amazing man and real-life hero that he is — isn't just letting this story go with an Instagram video. He also invited Jacob, his little brother, Dylan, and their family to join him on the set of his new film, Skyscraper.


"When you come to my movie sets, it's like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, dude, because you can eat all the sweets you want and it's all free," Johnson promised. "I'll see you next week buddy."

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And you thought Johnson couldn't get any cooler.