Remy the pit bull puppy has a Postal Service employee to thank for reuniting him with his owner after the dog swam away from home.
Remy later became stuck in a muddy marsh where he stayed for hours until kayakers discovered him.
Toms River, NJ, Letter Carrier Al Font, a 16-year USPS veteran, came upon the rescue effort while on his route and recognized Remy as the dog described on a missing poster he’d just seen.
Font then called Remy’s owner, who came to the scene.
“He said, ‘God bless you. Thank you so much for doing what you did,’” Font told the local ABC station.
The letter carrier believes he was in the right place at the right time. “It was fate,” he said.
Font is no stranger to rescues. In 2012, he pulled a woman out of a fiery car moments before it exploded.