Raden Soemawinata is a 20-year-old man who went to Brighton pie to scatter the ashes of his mother into the bay in Melbourne, Australia. However, as he was saying goodbye to his grandmother for the last time, he noticed another life that was in need of his help.
He noticed a tiny Matlese-shitzu named Bibi that was blown off the pier by strong winds and into the water. His owner, Sue Drummond, was standing there and panicked as she feared that her furry best friend would drown.
Without giving it a second thought, Soemawinata stripped down to his shirt and underwear and ran to where the dog was before jumping into the water and swimming to the scared pup.
The owner and other passersby watched intensely as the man swam to the dog, grabbed it, and lifted out of the water safely for Drummon who kneeled down to pull the dog up.
Drummond couldn’t jump behind her dog herself because she knew there was no way she would be able to make it to the safety of the shore with a panicking, struggling dog, which is why she was incredibly relieved when Soemawinata jumped after the poor dog. He was the only thing that stopped the dog from drowning.
Thankfully Soemawinata, who has been hailed a hero, was at the right place at the right time to save Bibi.
It was definitely fate, and both Bibi and Drummond are beyond thankful for his quick-thinking.