Andy Murray has had a lot of success on the tennis court over the past couple of years. The British star won the US Open and a gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012 before taking home his first Wimbledon championship in 2013. But even with all that, Murray’s greatest recent achievement may have come without a racket in hand.
Earlier this week, Murray told BBC Radio Five Live that he recently rescued a dog that was wandering around England near a high-traffic area.
“I was driving to practice and there was a dog running along the road,” Murray explained, via The Independent. “I parked the car and got out and tried to stop the traffic because the dog was running towards the oncoming traffic. I ran into the road, stopped the traffic and I managed to get the dog onto the back seat of my car.”
Murray’s heroics didn’t stop after he coaxed the dog into his car. He says he then drove to a place around the corner where people usually walk their dogs and got to work trying to find the labradoodle’s owner.
“I called the number on the tag and amazingly my two dogs walk with that dog quite a lot,” he said. “I met the owner and she was happy I’d picked it up.
“The dog was pretty strong, I don’t think it really wanted me to grab it by the collar and put it in the car but thankfully the dog was fine and it’s all good.”
It’s all good, indeed. Take it from a dog owner who knows — nothing is more stressful than having to wonder where your dog is and if he or she is safe. Kudos to Murray for taking the time to help out.
H/T SI Hot Clicks