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It’s pretty exciting when you get to meet one of your real-life heroes. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson found out exactly how magical that moment can be when he met the 10-year-old from Michigan who saved his brother’s life. Jacob O’Connor’s story got international coverage when he performed CPR on his two-year-old brother Dylan when he found him lying face-down in his grandparents’ pool. The boy said that he had learned to perform the first-aid from watching The Rock do chest compressions on his onscreen daughter in San Andreas. When Johnson caught wind of the story, he just had to meet his new hero.

Johnson talked about the boy’s heroism in an Instagram post in August and extended an invitation to Jacob, Dylan and the whole O’Connor family to come visit him in Vancouver on the Skyscraper set (and teased there would be some treats when they got there). Yesterday, the legendary meeting of heroes finally happened.

‘I just want to say, I’m so proud of you. It’s such an honour to meet this kid,’ Johnson said in an Instagram video. He also pointed out the shirt Connor was wearing which features The Rock’s iconic bull tattoo on the front and a picture of the actor with his two bull dogs on the back. Johnson saved his dogs from drowning in a pool in 2015 when they were just puppies. One died soon after the event, but the other survived.

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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‘It wasn’t the picture of Brutus that made me tear up,’ The Rock writes of Connor’s homemade t-shirt, ‘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.’

Johnson also treated the boys to as much chocolate as they could eat on the movie set (#RockWonka), gave hugs all around and told a teary Mrs. O’Connor how proud she should be of her boys. We think she knows.