COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Being a single mom is hard. Add school to the mix, and you have Ashton Robinson, a single parent enrolled at Texas A&M University.
On Thursday, Robinson emailed her professor to inform him she wouldn't be coming to class after she couldn't find a babysitter for her son, Emmett.
Robinson's professor, Dr. Henry Musoma -- an assistant clinical professor at Mays Business School -- called Robinson and said she could bring her son to class.
When Robinson got to class, Musoma took Emmett and plopped him on his hip as he taught a packed class.
Robinson posted about the meaningful act on her Facebook account in a post that has gone viral.
"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 said in the post. "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."
Posted by Ashton Robinson on Thursday, September 7, 2017
Many applauded Musoma in Robinson's post. One person wrote "ot only did he tell you to bring your baby, he took care of him. What a stand up professor. So happy you have professor who want to see you succeed."
Musoma won the Dr. Robert M. Gates Inspiration Award in 2013 for his support and dedication to his students at Texas A&M.