College Professor's Email To Mom Who Missed Class Goes Viral For All The Right Reasons

June 28, 2017

A University of Tennessee professor is getting national attention for her understanding of single parenthood.

When 21-year-old student Morgan King had to miss a class because she didn't have childcare, she emailed her professor Dr. Sally Hunter to let her know the reason for her absence – but she never expected to get the reply she received.

college professor email to single mom bring child to class

"In the future, if you are having trouble finding someone to watch Korbyn, please feel free to just BRING HER with you to class," Hunter, who works for the Department of Child and Family Studies, wrote. "I would be absolutely delighted to hold her while I teach so that you can still pay attention to the class and take notes."

college professor email to single mom bring child to class

Morgan was so blown away by her professor's response that she posted a picture of the email on Twitter. The Tweet has since gone viral on social media.

"I had no idea that that email was so public," Hunter said, "I'm shocked that the reaction has been so big because I, like I said, I feel like it was a really normal thing to do."

Hunter added that she thinks a lot of people in her department would have made that same offer.

"Child care falls through sometimes, and it does for me as well, and I bring my kids to work," she said.

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