A mother and college student with an exam to take found herself in a pickle last December when her babysitter had to cancel at the last minute. She decided to bring her young kids to the school with her and her professor’s kind gesture that followed was truly heartwarming.
Monica Romero, an ROTC student, moved to Kentucky from South Korea — where she served in the Army — to pursue a bachelor’s degree. She had a final to take for her military history course at the University of Louisville when her babysitter had to cancel shortly before the exam, the U.K. Daily Mail reported.
Romero decided she had to scoop up her 4- and 5-year-old children old and bring them to school with her because she knew she couldn’t miss the exam.
The children sat in the hallway as mom began her exam, but soon after the two kids began to bicker with each other over a laptop they shared.
In came Dr. Daniel Krebs, Romero’s history professor and an armed services reserve officer, to save the day. Romero was initially concerned that Krebs would be upset but it was quite the opposite — he just wanted to help.
Krebs played with the kids and watched them so that his student could focus on her test, a gesture that Romero noted “meant the world” to her. A fellow student posted about the kind professor’s actions on Facebook:
You can watch WLKY-TV’s report about the heartwarming situation below.
“A person like Monica, she’s a non-commissioned officer going to school, she’s a mom of two kids. I mean that’s the kind of thing that’s really impressive,” Krebs told ABC News. “Me handling her kids for 40, 45 minutes, that’s not impressive.”
Victoria Henry, a fellow exam-taker, took a picture of the heartwarming scene and posted it to Facebook at Romero’s request because her cell phone had been taken by her kids.
“A lot of professors just aren’t as caring as Dr. Krebs is,” Henry told ABC News. “Since military history is such a small class at U of L, he really got to know us on a personal level so we built that relationship with him outside of class.”
Romero told ABC News, “They didn’t want to leave. They really just had a lot of fun. They want to come back to class with me.”
Going back to school is difficult for anyone, but with two kids it could be especially daunting. It’s so wonderful to see people help each other — especially as they work to better themselves.
Stories like this are a reminder to everyone what a difference a little kindness can make in someone’s life and how important it is that we take a moment to help one another. God bless him and the Romero family, what a lovely story!
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