10-Year-Old Boy Saves His Brother’s Life Using a Move He Learned from the Rock in ‘San Andreas’

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Movies literally save lives, people.

We all knew Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a hero, but the extent of his heroism was unknown until recently when a 10-year-old boy saved his 2-year-old brother from drowning by emulating The Rock in the movie San Andreas.

Yes, this really happened. And wait ’til you see how The Rock, himself, responded.

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10-year old Jacob O’Connor is a fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s film, San Andreas, and thank goodness he is.

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O’Connor is being called a hero after he found his younger brother, Dylan Meadows, unconscious in their grandmother’s backyard pool and performed chest compressions on July 25.

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O’Connor was watching TV on the couch when he saw that his 2-year-old brother had opened the screen door and fallen into the pool.

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In San Andreas, Johnson plays a rescue helicopter pilot who has to save his daughter from a giant earthquake. When a tsunami hits, Johnson’s daughter nearly drowns, and he gives her CPR to save her. So that’s just what O’Connor did.

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“And that’s when I started doing the compressions,” he said. O’Connor pushed on his little brother’s chest for about 30 seconds until his “heart started pumping” and he spit up water.

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Viau told C&G News that she gave Meadows mouth to mouth, brought him into the house, and called 911. From inside the ambulance, Viau called the boys’ mother, Christa O’Connor.

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But by the next day, Dylan Meadows was totally back to normal. Roseville Fire Chief Michael Holland told C&G News, “What an amazing thing, at 10 years old, to think in that stressful situation about what the right thing to do for your younger brother is — that’s stunning.”

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted out the story from his account, and it quickly went viral. “Amazing story. Amazing boy,” indeed.

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He gave Jacob a personal Twitter shout-out and told him he’s a real life hero. A message like that from The Rock is a pretty special thing!

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When The Washington Post asked O’Connor if he felt like a hero, he responded in true 10-year-old-kid fashion: “Kind of.”

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“He is a hero,” she told C&G News. “When I saw him, I gave him the biggest hug and I told him, ‘It’s because of you that he’s still here. You saved his life.'”

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You laugh, but there is really a lot to learn from The Rock’s movies. Especially Tooth Fairy.

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Others lamented the fact that this kid learned so much from one Rock movie (though he didn’t learn how to swim, he learned how to save a life)…

…when he can’t even do the People’s Eyebrow. But it’s not a competition. Plus, CPR is a learned skill. Being able to lift one eyebrow might just be genetic.

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Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? It’s inspiration. He’s cooking inspiration.

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