Across his scintillating cinematic career, Dwayne Johnson has rescued many a person-in-distress. But while Labor Day didn’t see Johnson helicoptering across an earthquake-destroyed California or purporting to be a demigod and fighting warlord Rhesus, it did see him coming to the rescue of two demidogs — his new French bulldog puppies Hobbs and Brutus — and then holding said puppies up for an Instagram photo that masterfully juxtaposes two sought after things on the Internet: adorable animals and impressive pectorals.
Johnson gives a detailed account of the events leading up to the viral-ready image: he’d set his two new puppies down in the yard and they’d immediately sprinted toward the deep end of the pool. He chased them in when he saw that one of them had simply started sinking, and then, once everyone was safe, held them up like two particularly lovable dumbbells.
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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