Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson welcomed a true hero to the set of Skyscraper earlier this week: a boy who saved his 2-year-old brother’s life by performing chest compressions he learned from San Andreas.
Yes, the disaster movie.
Per local news reports from August, Jacob saw his brother, Dylan, accidentally fall into the pool while the two were spending the day at their grandmother’s house. After the boy remained facedown for around one minute, Jacob realized something was wrong — so he pulled his brother out of the pool and began to do chest compressions.
Dylan was then rushed to the hospital, where he made a full recovery.
“[In San Andreas], there was an earthquake, then it caused a tsunami and then there was a daughter that was drowning and he had to get her out and he did the same thing,” Jacob explained to a Detroit ABC affiliate at the time.
And two months later, Jacob joined Johnson on set. On Instagram, Johnson wrote that Jacob was (understandably) quite shy, so “it was fun getting him to laugh and talk.”
Johnson was also moved by Jacob’s shirt, which featured Johnson’s bull insignia on the front and his two beloved dogs, Brutus and Hobbs, on the back. (Johnson once rescued Brutus from a pool.)
“Seeing that picture on this boy’s shirt got me in the gut,” Johnson wrote. “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.”
We will never speak ill of San Andreas again.