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College Prof Babysits Single Mom’s Kids So That She Can Take Final Exam.

Monica Romero was in need of a miracle to finish her final exam. She planned for success, but a babysitter canceled on her last minute, forcing the single mom to bring her two young children to class.

Romero expected a bit of chaos from her kids, so she set them up with a movie on a couch in the hallway. Though she’d done everything possible to keep them occupied, Romero was filled with “anxiety about it because I knew they weren’t going to sit still,” she told Buzzfeed.


The ROTC student and her family just moved to Kentucky from South Korea. The single mom was desperate to finish school and make a way to support her kids in their new home.

As fate would have it, the miracle she needed was on its way from the most unlikely of people, her college professor.  He noticed the issue and quickly offered to turn into her emergency babysitter.

Classmate Victoria Henry took this photo below and posted the story to Facebook.


Witnessed one of the most caring gestures of my college career tonight. As a friend of mine was preparing to take our final exam for military history, her babysitter canceled on her. I suggested she just bring them and have them play on their tablet in the hall rather than skipping the exam. After just a few minutes of the kids playing loudly, the professor went to the hall and simply started to play with them to keep them occupied while their mom took the final. Such a kind and caring act committed when the reaction could have been the complete opposite. My heart is warm tonight. Tis the season.

The Professor, Dr. Daniel Krebs is pictured above playing with Romero’s young daughter and son while she finished her exam. For the next 45 minutes, Krebs did his best to keep her young children occupied, but he certainly had his hands full.

“The little boy knew the names of the [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles] and he’s yelling out these Italian names,”the professor told ABC News. “I didn’t know who he was talking about. And the girl climbed on my shoulders and pulled my hair. But, apparently, I was so distracted that I didn’t know people were taking photos of me.â€


Krebs doesn’t feel that his gesture was worthy of the praise the internet community has heaped upon him, but he’s glad Romero was able to finish her exam and get one step closer to graduation.

“A person like Monica, she’s a non-commissioned officer going to school, she’s a mom of two kids. I mean that’s the kind of thing that’s really impressive,”Krebs told ABC News. “Me handling her kids for 40, 45 minutes, that’s not impressive.â€


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