All kids have a hero they look up to, and most of the time, their heros are adults — a mother or father, a comic book character or even an actor. But it’s rare for a little one to become an adult’s hero.
Well, 10-year-old Jacob O’Conner might as well be wearing a cape for all the adults in the world after saving the life of his two-year-old brother, Dylan. When Jacob found his brother unconscious in their grandmother’s pool, he did something that most kids wouldn’t even know to do: he immediately sprung into action, pulling his younger brother out of the pool, did chest compressions — just like he saw The Rock do in San Andreas — until his brother spat up water, and ran to get help. Dylan is now expected to make a full recovery.
Their mother, Christa O’Conner, explained that Jacob knew to do CPR because he watched The Rock do it in San Andreas (Jacob’s favourite movie).
According to CTV News, Jacob could tell something was wrong when he noticed that the kitchen door was open and his brother was missing from his grandmother’s house. Since his grandmother was in another room and his mother was at work, it was clear that his brother must have opened the door, so he went outside to check on him.
“Jacob said when he saw Dylan he had just like a flash of that specific scene in the movie and followed through with what he had saw,” O’Conner said.
After hearing about the story, The Rock posted a video to his Instagram account, promising to fly the entire O’Conner family to his movie set for a special meeting.
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! 😉👍🏾
“It’s overwhelming,” explained O’Connor. “Sometimes it takes a minute to go, ‘Oh whoa. This is really happening.’”
Someone definitely deserves a bigger allowance.