A Professor Let This Dog Come To Class To Help Her Owner Beat Storm Traffic & Because She's A Super Good Girl

While the whole state of Georgia prepared for Hurricane Irma, a college student, Jessica Lewis needed to find a way for her and her dog, Luna, to quickly evacuate from the impending storm. Before Lewis could leave Statesboro, Georgia, she had to attend one final class, but Lewis naturally begged her professor to let her bring Luna to class.

Any pet owner who has lived through a hurricane knows just how difficult it can be to find accommodations for their pets during a hurricane (it’s hella hard btw), but a pet owner could never leave their fluffy family members behind. Which is why Lewis sent some convincing emails to her professor, Dr. Kennedy, to let her doggo attend class with her. She shared their correspondence on Twitter. 

In Lewis's email, she sends: “Dr. Kennedy, My name is Jessica Lewis and I’m in your TR Intro to Political Science class at 3:30 p.m. I realize that the answer to this is probably no, but I thought that you might actually be a cool enough professor to say yes, and so I figured it was worth a shot. Can I bring my dog to class today? It would help me out SO much because your class is my last class of the day and I have to leave as soon as your class gets out to try to get home to Atlanta as soon as possible (trying my hardest to beat this storm traffic but your class is important to me so I don’t want to skip it) and it would prevent me from having to go all the way back to my apartment to get her before I can get on the road. I promise she’ll be good and only the teeniest bit disruptive. :) I’ve attached several pictures of her below to help convince you with her cuteness.”

Thankfully, Dr. Kennedy is an animal lover and allowed Luna to join class for the day, responding to the email with, “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.” (If that email wasn’t a giant cliffhanger, then we don’t know what is.)

Regardless, we're relieved to see something positive come from this destructive storm. We hope that other people will continue to be as accommodating and understanding as Dr. Kennedy — especially considering what a great student Luna was. 

Later, Lewis explained to The Dodo, “She was pretty well-behaved in class. She went straight to whoever was talking for the most part, like if someone was answering or asking a question. Just walked around and got pets from everyone and made friends. The really funny part was that every time the professor stopped and asked if anyone had questions or comments, she whined loudly like she was responding. It was hilarious.” 

Clearly, Luna got all of her participation points for that class. We're so proud of her.

As Hurricane Irma continues to ravage the South, we hope that Lewis and Luna and everyone impacted by this storm are staying safe!