Tennessee Professor’s Response To Single Mom’s Absence Has Internet Applauding.

Raising kids is never easy. But rearing a new baby as a working student and single mom? Nigh impossible.

That’s exactly the situation that Therapeutic Recreation major, Morgan King, found herself in. King and her 3-month-old daughter, Korbyn, have been taking on the world together since late March. Recently, King was unable to find childcare for one of her classes and was forced to skip it.


The single mom reached out to her professor asking for leniency… but what she received in return was the last thing she expected.

Check it out below.

Hey Morgan,

We wondered where you were this morning. 🙁

I am so sorry to hear that childcare issues are what caused you to miss class today.

In the future, if you are having trouble finding someone to watch Korbyn, please feel free to just BRING HER with you to class. 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 was unwilling to have your child visit our class? I’m very serious with this offer — just bring Korbyn with you!

Regarding Quiz 5 today, it can just be one of the two quizzes you can drop. No worries. And your absence from today’s class is considered “excused.”

Let me know if there are other ways I could be supporting you!
Dr. H

King broke down in tears after seeing the message and decided to share it on Twitter where it went viral over night. People from all over the world applauded Dr. H’s kind, helpful heart and couldn’t get over the feels her email incurred.



King walked into class the next day, Korbyn fully situated in childcare, to find her teacher actually disappointed that the little tyke was not with her.

Genuine, kind hearted people like Dr. H are exactly what this world needs!

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