Dwayne Johnson's 'San Andreas' role helped a boy save a life


A 10-year-old American boy has saved his brother's life by copying a scene from one of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's movies, earning the Hollywood star's respect as a "real-life hero".

"The movie just popped up in my head and I started thinking about that scene", Jacob told The Washington Post.

"I was turning on a show then a minute later the doors were open", he said.

A young hero who saved his brother's life with skills he learned from an action movie will be meeting his idol in Vancouver.

After the boys' mother, Christa O'Connor, shared details of the July 25 incident with her hometown newspaper, the Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider, Jacob's story has been published across the country and the world.

A 10-year-old boy from Detroit became a hero for saving his drowning brother - by channeling his favorite screen hero, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

"I was scared when I saw Dylan in the pool", O'Connor told reporters, according to BBC. 2-year old Dylan only spent a day in the hospital and has since made a full recovery.

Nearly immediately, Jacob rushed into action. When Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was informed of Jacob's actions, he prepared a statement on Twitter for him. But when the two-year-old did not respond fully, Jacob called his grandmother and the toddler was later taken to a hospital.

After spending just one day in care, the youngster was brought back home to where he can be sure that his superhero brother will always be helping to keep an eye on him in the future.

"There was a daughter that was drowning", Jacob said about the movie, "and he [The Rock] had to get her out and he did the same thing". Grandma says that she has now installed new locks on the door to prevent young Dylan from going on a solo swim again. "We're all proud of you!"