For once, Dwayne Johnson wasn’t the biggest hero in the room.
On Tuesday the action star shared a video and several photos of him meeting Jacob O’Connor, the 10-year-old boy who recently made headlines when he saved his 2-year-old brother from drowning in the family pool by mimicking Johnson’s actions from the disaster movie San Andreas.
“I just want to say, I’m so proud of you,” Johnson said in the video, which was recorded on the set of his upcoming movie Skyscraper. “It’s such an honor meeting this kid.”
He added in the caption, “What a special day. What a special kid. Thanks Jacob for being awesome and for being the kind of person we all aspire to be.”
Johnson also posted photos of him and the O’Connor family hanging out behind the scenes on the Vancouver shoot.
As reported last month, Jacob found his brother Dylan lying face down in the family pool, pulled him from the water, and administered CPR — something he learned from a scene in San Andreas in which Johnson’s character performs CPR on his daughter. “The movie just popped up in my head and I started thinking about that scene,” Jacob told the Washington Post.
Johnson called the boy a “real-life hero” at the time and said he wanted to shake his hand.