On Thursday, Dr. Henry Musoma and Ashton Robinson made an appearance on The Ellen Show after Ashton’s Facebook video post went viral.
Ashton posted a caption that read:
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! 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
It all happened on September 7 when the single momma and full-time Texas A&M student Ashton Robinson hit her professor up telling him that she wouldn’t be able to make it to class because her childcare fell through for that day.
Her professor, Dr. Henry Musoma had a simple solution, “I said, ‘hey bring the baby to class,’ ” said Musoma.
You see, Dr. Musoma is originally from Zambia, Africa and he said it takes a village.
“In the village, you depend on each other to make life happen. I believe ultimately that if a faculty, teacher, educator is able to establish community, able to establish that village… magic happens,” said Musoma.
While appearing on The Ellen Show, Whooping, smiling and laughing, Ashton’s son was brought out and Ellen enjoyed giving him hugs and snuggling with the 10-month old.
After the three spoke and said that they’re like family now, Ellen gifted a $10,000 check to Ashton and encouraged her viewers to “be kind to one another.”