Disaster movies aren't usually taken seriously. Most are stunning to look at, and some even help us machinate how we'd survive a natural disaster if the time should ever come. Aside from those aspects, they usually fall under the "mindless action film" category. But there might be more value to those movies than just the visuals and excitement. In fact, one film in particular, Dwayne Johnson's #SanAndreas, helped save a young boy's life.
On July 25, Jacob O'Connor, a 10-year-old boy from Detroit, was watching television when he realized that his 2-year-old brother, Dylan, had fallen into his grandmother's pool. Jacob got him out of the water and surprisingly, he already knew what to do:
"I pulled him out and started giving him compressions."
He got the idea from a scene in San Andreas. There's a point in the movie where #AlexandraDaddario's character passes out after being trapped underwater. Her father, played by Dwayne Johnson, tries to revive her, and gives her compression and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation:
As Jacob summarized it:
"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 then approached his grandmother, Ellen Vial, and told her what had happened. Vial said Dylan didn't look ok, and he was rushed to the hospital. Thankfully, Jacob's efforts paid off because despite being face down on the water for almost a minute and uncertainty as to whether or not he would make it, Dylan managed to make a full recovery and returned to his grandmother's house just a day after the incident.
Jacob Has The Rock's Approval
The boy got rewarded for his actions in an awesome way, because not only is his brother safe and sound, he got congratulated by everyone's favorite big screen action star: The Rock. #DwayneJohnson caught wind of the news and he took to Twitter to send Jacob a loving message, commending him for his bravery:
The actor went on to congratulate media outlets for covering the story, and also took the opportunity to praise the little boy once again:
That is definitely one brave little boy. Hopefully everything goes great for Jacob, Dylan and their family moving forward. And hey, maybe #TheRock can get them a much-deserved cameo in the upcoming San Andreas sequel? That would definitely be great to see.