Single mum and student Morgan King had a problem. She wanted to get to her university class, but had no one to take care of her three-month-old daughter, Korbyn.
The 21-year-old never expected her professor to come up with such a simple, yet kind solution: Just bring her to class.
Earlier this month, Morgan emailed her professor at University of Tennessee’s Department of Child and Family Studies, Sally Hunter, to apologise for being unable to make it in that day because Korbyn’s grandparents were unable to care for her.
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Prof Hunter’s response was both heartwarming and practical.
“I’m so sorry that childcare issues are what caused you to miss class today,” the email read.
“In the future, if you are having trouble finding someone to watch Korbyn, please feel free to BRING HER with you to class.