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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Saves Puppy From Drowning

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This action star proves he's not just a hero in the movies - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is totally heroic in real life, too.

Over Labor Day weekend, the star posted on Instagram that he had to dive into his swimming pool to save his new puppy from drowning.

Johnson explained in the post that he took his two new French bulldog puppies, Brutus and Hobbs, outside to "handle their business and potty like big boys," but the pups immediately headed for the pool "in a full sprint."

Both puppies wound up in the water. Hobbs was paddling fine but Brutus sunk "head first to the bottom of the pool."

Without hesitating, Johnson dove into the water after him, scooped him up and brought him to safety.

"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."

The pups are fine - and Brutus will probably keep his distance from the pool from now on, but Johnson's phone didn't survive the ordeal. "#MyCellPhoneIsDead ... #HappyLaborDay," Johnson posted.

Mouth-to-mouth actually does work to save the lives of drowning animals. Check out another amazing rescue here.

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