Back in August of 2017, Georgia Southern student Jessica Lewis was preparing to leave her campus in Statesboro because Hurricane Irma was heading that way. She had her car all packed up and was planning to head to Atlanta the next day right after her last class in political science.
But there was a problem. Her dog, Luna. She needed to head off to Atlanta immediately after her class, which was very important to her, but she didn’t know what to do with her dog. And she certainly wasn’t going to leave her behind.
So, on a whim, which is about all she had at the time, she messaged her class professor about her dilemma, saying she believed he was a “cool” enough professor to say yes, and asked if there was any way she could bring her dog with her so they could both head to safety right after the class.
She promised her dog would be real good and she even included photos of Luna with the message. Then, she sent it, crossed her fingers and hoped for the best.
She didn’t have to wait long. Exactly five minutes later, her professor responded with this: “Did you think calling me “cool” would get me to say yes? Because it won’t work. What will work is that she’s obviously a good girl so of course you can bring her.”
That made Jessica really happy, so the next day, she and Luna showed up to the class.
Says Jessica: “She’s actually awful on a leash and we’ve had a hard time training her with it, so she dragged me across campus on the way there, but once we got there and she was in the classroom no one had a single complaint about her. She loved it.
She just walked around the classroom and got pets from everyone and made friends. The students were overall pretty excited about it when they saw her. They just took notes while they petted her and we all laughed together (professor included) when she did something funny.”
And after class, Jessica and Luna headed off to Atlanta. And when they returned, everything was just fine.