A 10-year-old boy from Michigan became a remarkable hero last week when he found his 2-year-old brother face down in their backyard pool. Jacob O’Connor administered CPR and chest compressions to his brother Dylan, saving his life.
How did a 10-year-old know exactly what to do in a situation that would panic many full-grown adults? He learned from watching Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the film San Andreas. In that movie, the Rock’s character, Chief Ray Gaines, saves his daughter from drowning.
When Johnson first heard the story, he said it “grabbed his heart.”
This story grabbed my heart. 10yr Jacob O'Connor found his little 2yr old brother, Dylan laying facedown in their pool. He pulled his little brother out and started CPR & chest compressions. He saved little Dylan's life. Jacob said he learned how to do this by watching me in his favorite movie, SAN ANDREAS. I'm so amazed and impressed by this little 10yr old boy's heroic actions and calm instincts in the middle of that kind of emergency distress. I now need to shake young Jacob's hand…
The Rock then posted an Instagram video inviting Jacob and his family to the set of his new movie Skyscraper
I gotta shake the hand of a real life 10yr old hero. Jacob, I'm gonna fly you and your family out to Vancouver so I can meet you. Hopefully, your little 2yr old brother, Dylan is well enough to fly because I wanna meet him too. I'll have some very nice people contact your family in the upcoming days to make the arrangements. Can't wait to meet you big man. And make sure you bring your sweet tooth! ???
“Jacob pulled him out, remained calm and started administering CPR and chest compressions, and saved his little brother’s life. 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’ve got to shake the hand of a real-life hero.
“So someone from my team is gonna contact your family, we’re gonna fly you guys up here to Vancouver to the set of Skyscraper on my movie set. I’m going to give you a big hug. I want to meet your little brother, I want to meet your mom. And here’s the best part: when you come to my movie set, it’s like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, dude. Because you can eat all the sweets you want, and it’s all free. Well, somebody’s paying for it, but you and Uncle DJ — we don’t pay for it. I’ll see you next week, buddy.“
You know Jacob will take up the Rock’s offer. What 10-year-old can resist free candy?
If The Rock makes a run for President in 2020, you’ll be hearing this story a lot.