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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Saves Puppies From Drowning

09/08/2015 03:05 EDT | Updated 09/08/2015 03:59 EDT

He may be hard as a rock, but he has the softest heart in town.

Actor and former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson posted a sweet Instagram photo over the weekend that the internet just can't seem to get over. Johnson, 43, said he got two new French bulldog puppies (Brutus on the right and Hobbs on the left), over the Labour Day long weekend.

As he took his new family members outside to potty train, the two excited dogs both fell into the pool.

"HOBBS immediately starts doggy paddling while BRUTUS (like a brick) sink heads first to the bottom of the pool," he wrote.

And because this is The Rock, we can only expect superhero-like behaviour. Dressed in his clothes and a cell phone in his pocket, the actor jumped into his pool to save his puppies from drowning. What a guy.

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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And while this may seem just like a one-off to get a ton of likes on social media, a true fan would know The Rock has a soft spot for animals and helping others in general.

Here's a picture of him chilling with some horses:


Here is a #TBT with a dog:

My animal magnetism. Or he just smells the bomb tacos I just ate. #tbt

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Oh look, more dogs:

Runs in the family... #BeastMode #Paws2Asses #FOCUS

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