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10-Year-Old Copies His Favorite Movie Scene To Save His Drowning Brother

For most kids, finding a person face down in a pool would be a traumatizing sight. They'd most likely run to seek help from a grown up, who is more equipped to handle the situation. But, ten-year-old Jacob O'Connor isn't like most children.

The young boy from Roseville, Michigan found his 2-year-old brother, Dylan, floating and unconscious in a pool. Instead of calling for help, the brave boy proceeded to help his sibling all on his own.

Christa O'Connor

So how did he do it?

He recalled a scene from his favorite movie, San Andreas, and copied the exact moves Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's character used to save another person. Definitely not the kind of story you hear every day.

"I was scared when I saw Dylan in the pool," Jacob explained to a local news media. "My favourite movie, San Andreas, had compressions (CPR) in the movie and I remembered it from the part in the movie where there was an earthquake, then there was a tsunami, and the girl was drowning."

"In most movies, that's what they do. They try to save the person first, and if it's not working, they go get someone," he added.

Now, Jacob is being hailed a hero by his family, the media and his favorite actor, The Rock. The actor even tweeted out a sweet message to the brave boy.

After hearing news that Jacob's life-saving efforts were inspired by one of his movies, The Rock sent out a shout-out praising the young boy.

Jacobs mom, Christa, told BBC that while her son enjoyed the praise and recognition from the star of his favorite movie, he's very humble about his new hero designation.

"He just thinks it was the natural thing to do," said Christa. "Someone asked him if he thought he was a hero and he just said 'I don't know.'"

Christa wasn't around when the incident took place because her sons were being looked after by their grandmother while she worked, but she is nonetheless proud and grateful.

"I'm at a loss for words. I'm amazed at what Jacob did. I'm so proud of him."

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Dylan was eventually rushed to a hospital and he has since made a full recovery.

"...he's well now and has no neurological damage or any lasting effects," explained Christa. "Thankfully we've been so lucky and it's like it never happened," she said.

Jacob's story has a happy ending, but this may not be the case for many other children. It is important to teach children how to act in case of an emergency because not every child will think back to their favorite movie scene when in distress.