The Rock meets metro Detroit boy he called a hero for saving brother

Posted at 10:27 AM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 11:26:49-04

Just over a week after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson invited a metro Detroit boy who saved his younger to visit the set of his latest movie, The Rock has posted pictures of their encounter on Instagram.

Jacob O'Connor, 10, saved his 2-year-old brother from drowning after doing chest compressions he saw in The Rock's movie "San Andreas."

After our story, Jacob went viral, even getting The Rock to tweet about Jacob and call him a hero. Then, The Rock said he had to shake Jacob's hand.

The first post reads, "Ladies and gentlemen, I finally met this real life 10yr old hero, Jacob O'Connor. He rescued his 2yr old brother after finding him facedown in their pool. I said, not only do I shake hands, but when I meet heroic kids, I give hugs.. now get in here. Despite the fact I looked like 9 ways of hell, battered and bloodied from my scenes, Jacob reluctantly, gave me a hug. ???. A very special day we had on our #Skyscraper set. #JacobOConnor #Hero.

While the second one says "Big Rock hugs for mama Christa O'Connor. As you can imagine, she's so proud of her son and even more, so grateful to have her boys. She told me that at first she wondered "Wait, I am just calling Jacob a hero because I'm a proud mom and he's my son? Then I said, no wait.. he IS a real hero for saving his brother's life". Amen. He sure is. Thank you so much Christa for flying out to Vancouver to allow us to meet you and your boys, Jacob and Gavin. We had a blast and grateful to have you on our set. #OConnorFamily #ProudMama."