According to a study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, roughly 4.8 million college students are parents of dependent children. Despite there being an obvious need, affordable childcare for students is difficult to find. So when Texas A&M student Ashton Robinson, couldn’t find a babysitter for her son, her professor came to the rescue.
She took to social media to share the heartwarming story, saying, “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!”
Her Facebook post was accompanied by a photo and video of her professor, Dr. Henry Musoma, teaching the class while holding baby Emmett. He even stops in the middle of his lecture to make a joke, turning to Emmett saying, “They didn’t read the book!”
Robinson wrote, “Being a single mom is so challenging but it’s people like Dr. Henry Musoma that make life just a tiny bit easier! 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.”
Robinson’s story remind us of the seemingly small things we can do to empower women to choose life for their babies and also pursue their goals.