Being a college student may perhaps be one of the best gigs in the world because in addition to unapologetically eating ramen noodles all the time, one also gets to travel the world without worrying about how many vacation days are left in the year.
A vacation in a foreign country can be an amazing adventure, but for 25-year-old Georgia Bradley, a student from Plymouth University in London, her trip to Greece didn’t turn out the way she had originally planned.
Bradley was vacationing with her boyfriend in Crete when she decided to go for a stroll alone on a secluded beach. That’s when two men approached her, trying to strike up a conversation. There was just something about them that put her on edge, but she didn’t know what to do. If the situation escalated, she was in trouble. Her boyfriend wasn’t around, and there was no one else who could help.
When they asked her to go for a drink, she refused, and one of them grabbed her arm. Suddenly coming out of nowhere, a stray dog charged across the sand and planted herself beside Bradley, licking her hand and barking at the men until they left.
“She saved me,” Bradley said to the Plymouth Herald. “She must have noticed something was wrong. When I went back to the apartment she followed me and finally let us stroke her. We had an instant bond.”
Bradley named her canine heroine, Pepper. The scruffy looking black mutt had a white patch on her chest and gorgeous soulful eyes. But as much as Bradley wanted to stay, they eventually had to fly back to London.
“When we left to go to the airport,” Bradley said, “we looked back and Pepper was running after the car. It was heartbreaking.”