Going to school is challenging in and of itself, but the balancing act becomes even more complicated when you’re also attempting to raise a kid by yourself. Forget the stereotypical college experience — the lifestyle of a single mother working her way through school is anything but.
Which is why these moms are often so appreciative of the people in their lives who step up to make their day-to-day just a little bit easier.
Morgan King is a 21-year-old studying therapeutic care at the University of Tennessee. She is also a single mother, raising her 3-month-old baby, Korbyn. Morgan typically leaves Korbyn with her paternal grandparents during school days, but when King was unable to make it to class due to her normal source of childcare falling through, her professor, Sally B. Hunter, offered the most perfect and supportive response.
Hunter emailed King, telling her that she should just feel free to bring Korbyn to class whenever she has difficulty finding childcare. “In the future, if you are having trouble finding someone to watch [your child], please feel free to just BRING HER with you to class,” Hunter replied to King’s email explaining her absence. “I would be absolutely delighted to hold her while I teach, so that you can still pay attention to the class and take notes. I work for the Department of CHILD and FAMILY Studies so how terrible would it be, if I was unwilling to have a child visit our class? I’m very serious with this offer.”
King shared her professor’s heartwarming email to Twitter, where it quickly went viral, garnering over 26,000 favorites and 4,900 retweets.
King’s professor was a bit baffled about her email getting so much attention, but insisted that she felt like inviting Korbyn to class was “just the decent thing to do.”
People were honestly getting misty over Professor Hunter’s response.
Sometimes people do nice things for one another, and it’s totally unexpected and lovely.