Boy Who Saved Brother's Life With Technique He Learned From 'San Andreas' Gets to Meet The Rock

Jacob O'Connor's favorite film is "San Andreas," and he was able to meet its star, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, after his life-saving effort.

The 10-year-old boy who saved his brother from drowning after learning what to do by watching a movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is gushing about his experience meeting his hero.

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Brave Jacob O'Connor made international headlines after he jumped into action when he saw his little brother, Dylan, floating face-down in his grandmother's swimming pool last month.

The young boy says he learned how to do chest compressions from watching his favorite film, the 2015 action-thriller San Andreas, which starred The Rock.

“I ran outside and pulled him out the pool and gave him compressions,” he told Inside Edition.

His grandmother, Ellen Viau, made a frantic call to 911 to get her grandson some help.

“It was horrific,” she recalled. “It was the worst day ever.”

Dylan, 2, was only in the hospital for one day. 

Jacob’s story eventually caught the attention of The Rock himself.

The movie star personally invited the boy and his family to travel from their home in Detroit to the set of his latest film, Skyscraper, in Vancouver.

“I praised Jacob over and over and over and always told him, 'You are a hero,'" grateful mom, Christa O'Connor, told Inside Edition.

When the family arrived on the set, the former WWE star filled his Instagram page with praise for the young boy.


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

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Christa even held back tears when she saw the Hollywood hero interact with her son. 

“I appreciate you buddy, thank you. I speak on behalf of the world. I’m so proud of you,” The Rock said in an Instagram video.

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When Jacob grows up, he says he wants to continue helping people either as a police or search and rescue officer.

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