Professor offers to watch student's baby during class

Credit: Twitter: @morgantking

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A University of Tennessee professor is offering a simple solution to a student who missed class because she couldn't find child care for her baby: Bring her to class.

Media outlets report that Professor Sally Hunter offered to hold Morgan King's 3-month-old daughter, Korbyn, while teaching the class.

In Hunter's words: "I work in the Department of Child and Family Studies - so how terrible would it be if I was unwilling to have child visit our class?"

King's Twitter post about crying with gratitude about her professor's email was shared thousands of times, including by University Chancellor Beverly Davenport, who wrote: "''Morgan, thanks for showing us challenges college students face. Prof Hunter, thanks for being part of the solution."

Hunter excused King for missing the class.