Morgan King lives a life that is hard to balance. As a single mother who also attends the University of Tennessee, she faces the need to make time for her studies and baby every day. One day, she was not able to find a babysitter for her child and sent her professor a frantic email about her absence from class. You might assume the reply back would be harsh, but the reality was a huge surprise!
In an awesome moment, Morgan’s professor showed sympathy and an understanding of her situation in her email reply. Morgan was so relieved and happy, she shared a picture of the e-mail response she received back from Clinical Assistant Professor Ph.D. Sally Hunter.
Told my professor I missed class yesterday bc I couldn't find childcare & this was her response. I'm literally crying. So blessed/thankful😩😭 pic.twitter.com/3QaThJRXdo— Morgan King (@morgantking) June 16, 2017
How incredibly thoughtful! Dr. Hunter told her that she could bring in her little girl to class if she ever has any more trouble with finding a sitter for Morgan’s daughter, Korbyn.
She also followed the tweet with this:
All professors should be as kind and helpful as the professors I have at UT. Seriously am overwhelmed with how gracious they are 😩😭🙌🏼— Morgan King (@morgantking) June 16, 2017
Two days later, Morgan tweeted that she was late to that same class she missed previously…
Update: I walked into class a couple minutes late this morning & my professor said "awe dang, I thought you were gonna bring Korbyn today😞"— Morgan King (@morgantking) June 16, 2017
Seriously, how sweet is this professor?!
Since Morgan sent out the tweet, it has gone viral with over 4,700 retweets and over 25,000 favorites.
It went so viral that it caught the attention of her professor!
Update: I just went to email my professor to let her know I posted her email and it went viral but she beat me to it! Hahaha #twitterfamous pic.twitter.com/4n8EEc0zux— Morgan King (@morgantking) June 19, 2017
Twitter users who heard about Morgan’s story replied and it’s all so supportive!
I know what it's like as a single parent to be unable to juggle family, work, school & life balance. So I love this!!! #ittakesavillage https://t.co/xNAz365fYw— Vilavanh (@Vilavanh) June 18, 2017
Someone find this teacher, hug her, and give them TENURE. This is what emotional intelligence looks like! https://t.co/1wD77obE0U— Jon Paul, Ed.D. (They/Them/Tired)✊🏾🏳️🌈 (@DoctorJonPaul) June 18, 2017
This story is just the cutest and too heart-warming to handle. Here’s to hoping more professors take note of this act of kindness.
Faith in humanity, restored!