It takes a village—and the occasional kind professor—to raise a child.
Dr Henry Musoma, a professor at Texas A&M went viral last week after he encouraged Ashton Robinson, a single mother, to bring her young son to class rather than miss it.
“So today I emailed my Professor before class saying that something came up and I didn't have a sitter for Emmett and he called me back and said to please bring him!” Robinson wrote on Facebook alongside a photo and a video of Musoma holding little Emmett in his arms while teaching the class.
In the video Musoma—still holding Emmett—takes a break from lecturing to talk directly to him. “They didn’t read the book!” he joked to the toddler, gesturing at the room.
“Being a single mom is so challenging but it's people like Dr. Henry Musoma that make life just a tiny bit easier!” she continued. “THIS is why I'm so proud to be an Aggie! Definitely something I'll never forget and can't wait to someday tell Emmett that it's because of people like this that mommy was able to graduate from the best university in the world #gigem #bekind.”