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Twitter’s In Tears Over Professor’s Badass Reply To Girl Using Breakup Excuse

I wish any of my professors in college were half this cool.

For the many times I either skipped class or turned in assignments late because I was hungover, still drunk, drying my tears after a fight with my boyfriend or reevaluating my life because my mom told me I gained the freshman 15, I always wanted to pen honest emails to my professors about why I was slacking.

Alas, I never had the guts.

But 19-year-old Rachel Harriman totally had the guts and somehow pulled it off.

A picture of a white girl with very long blondish brownish hair posing for a professionally taken photo, she is wearing a white shirt or dress and she is smiling

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Rachel, who’s a student at Ohio State University, recently broke up with her boyfriend.

Like any reasonable human capable of feeling emotions, she was admittedly pretty distraught over the breakup — to the point where she couldn’t adequately focus on a history assignment due later that night.

Instead of coming up with some BS excuse for why she couldn’t complete the assignment (or even just not doing it altogether), she took a leap of faith and emailed her professor with the truth.

A screenshot of a letter from a female student Rachel Harriman to her professor, detailing why she submitted her history assignment to him late. The reason is because she was distraught over a very recent breakup with her boyfriend.

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I’ll admit, my heart broke a little bit when she said this won’t happen again because she won’t have anyone to break up with her next Sunday.

Aw, honey.

Rachel tweeted out a picture of her heartfelt, honest email with this amazing caption:

how are classes going

how is your life

It’s really no surprise at all her tweet went completely viral with almost 2,000 retweets and about 15,000 likes.

Twitter users were quick to both commend Rachel for her letter and to comfort her as she mourned her breakup.

Her story is definitely a great pick-me-up if you’re having a rough day.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@rachel_harry8 I read this multiple times a day whenever I need a good laugh"

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And it looks like she already has her pickings for her next boyfriend/excuse for a paper extension. Y’know, same difference.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@rachel_harry8 if you need another boyfriend to break up with you so you can get another extension that paper" and has a GIF from the movie Holes

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Some are willing to defend Rachel’s honor.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@rachel_harry8 where does he live i am truly ready to post tf up"

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Others are willing to go to totally unnecessary (but still amazing) levels.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@rachel_harry8 I'll shit on his lawn 4 u"

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Now, if I had to guess, my professors from college probably would have scoffed my email right into their trash and failed me on the assignment.


Not only did Professor Steigerwald not fail Rachel on her assignment, but he actually gave her some concise, but very wise, advice for dealing with her breakup:

A screenshot of an email which says "Well, life happens. Seems like a good time to go to Europe."

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Take him up on it, Rachel! Book your flight now girl, you deserve it.

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Allie is a News Writer at Elite Daily, as well as a recent graduate from The University of Delaware. If you are in her social circle, you probably know more than you care to about her cat, Jasper. She loves to exercise, but basically cancels th ...
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