Professor Buys Crib To Help Student With Infant Daughter

An MIT professor bought a travel crib for his office to help a student with a 9-month-old child.

Dr. Troy Littleton is a professor of neuroscience at MIT. He posted a photo of the crib he purchased to Twitter.

“My favorite new equipment purchase for the lab – a travel crib to go in my office so my graduate student can bring her little girl to work when necessary and I get to play with her while her mom gets some work done. Win-win!!” Littleton wrote on May 7.

To Littleton’s surprise, the tweet went viral with over 117,000 likes and 8,000 retweets.

“Well that little tweet blew up?!?” he wrote in response. “However, I wish people were able to spot the real hero here. It’s the graduate student mom, not me. She’s amazing to do all she has to with her daughter and still keep up her thesis project research. Happy Mother’s Day to all – they deserve it!”