Dwayne Johnson saves drowning puppy’s life, cellphone be damned

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has made millions upon millions playing the bad guy, playing the tough guy, playing the rock-hard guy.

On Monday, however, Johnson apparently used his real-life instincts to save one of his new puppies . . . though it cost him a cellphone, and probably some pretty fancy clothes, too.

The man who made his name playing The Rock in the WWE ring and has starred in such blockbusters as “San Andreas", “Scorpion King” and the “Fast and Furious” series, on Monday posted an Instagram photo of himself holding two French bulldog puppies in a pool, along with a cute story.

You can see the post below and here.

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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But really, should this come as much of a surprise? After all, this is the guy who also gave us classic, kind-hearted roles in “The Tooth Fairy” and “The Game Plan.”

H/t: Yahoo! Celebrity