Actual Hero The Rock Saved A Baby Puppy From Drowning

Puppy love.

While the rest of us were celebrating Labor Day by cramming our faces full hot dogs, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was heroically rescuing two not-so-hot dogs from a tragic encounter with the deep end of a swimming pool.

Not that you needed to know that story to enjoy the resulting photo, but the context makes it that much better.

[Insert 5-minute pause here for squealing over the adorable puppies.]

[Insert second 5-minute pause for squealing over the way that wet t-shirt clings to The Rock's pecs.]

Johnson posted this pic along with the story of the whole, harrowing ordeal, writing, "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."

He continued:

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.

To be honest, it's not like we're surprised to learn that The Rock is an IRL hero who saves tiny puppies from drowning, because of course he is.

But rather than sharing this story to brag, he actually just wanted to impart some wisdom to fellow dog owners. The post concluded with "a few lessons" he'd learned from the experience: "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."

Someone, give this man a medal. And a new phone.