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Andy Murray Saves Dog En Route to Wimbledon
The Scottish tennis player stops traffic to rescue a runaway pup.
Andy Murray and one of his Border Terriers.
Andy Murray and one of his Border Terriers.

On Sunday morning, Olympic Gold Medal tennis player, Andy Murray, was supposed to be focusing on defending his Wimbledon title, but instead he was busy with something more important--saving a dog.

Andy was on his way to the All England Club for pre-Wimbledon practice when he spotted a Labradoodle running down the road towards oncoming traffic. Andy put all competition thoughts aside and pulled over to rescue the wayward pup. He walked onto the road to stop traffic and loaded the dog into his car. After calling a number on the identification tag, Andy even gave the pup a ride home to Oxshott, Surrey.

Mary-Elizabeth, the dog's owner, was overjoyed to be reunited with her pup Bode and surprised to see who came to deliver the runaway dog. She calls Andy "a hero."

Potentially missing practice was a no brainer for the canine loving tennis champion. One of Andy's Border Terriers, Maggie May, even has her own Twitter account with over 27,000 followers.

After his heroic actions, Andy made it to practice and went on to win his match against Belgian tennis player David Goffin in the first round at Wimbledon. Maybe thanks to the karma points Andy earned in the morning!

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JoAnna Lou is a New York City-based researcher, writer and agility enthusiast.
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