The Rock rescues his drowning puppy from pool

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You know Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a big screen action hero.

In real life, he showed that he's a hero, too, saving one of his new French bull dogs from drowning.

Over the weekend, his new puppies Brutus and Hobbs ran into his backyard, straight for the swimming pool. Hobbs could swim. Brutus could not, and sank to the bottom.

The rock jumped in and saved the little guy from drowning. Afterwards, he posted a photo to Instagram describing what happened, including advice if it happens to you: "Before you dive in, try and throw your cel phone to safety." The Rock did not.

Here's a fun Labor Day weekend story... We just decided to add two new members to our Johnson family. Baby French Bulldogs. In my right hand is BRUTUS and in my left hand is HOBBS. Bring them home and immediately take them outside so they can start learning how to "handle their business and potty like big boys". I set them both down and they both take off in a full sprint and fall right into the deep end of our pool. HOBBS immediately starts doggy paddling while BRUTUS (like a brick) sink heads first to the bottom of the pool. I take off into a full sprint, fully clothed, dive in the pool, swim to the bottom, rescue my brick, I mean BRUTUS and bring him back to the edge of the pool. He was a little delirious.. took a moment, threw up all the water he swallowed and looked up at me as if to say, "Thank God you didn't have to give me mouth to mouth!" and then ran off to play with his brother. A few lessons I've learned today.. A) Not all puppies have the instinct to doggie paddle. B) Some puppies (like BRUTUS) will be so in shock by experiencing water they will sink extremely fast so react quick. C) While spiriting to save your puppies life, before you dive in, try and throw your cel phone to safety. Don't keep it in your pocket... like I did. #BRUTUSLives #HOBBSCanSwim #MyCelPhonesDead #AndNoMouthToMouthNeeded #HappyLaborDay

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