Judge bounces law student’s 1-year-old baby on his hip while swearing-in his mother in heartwarming ceremony
We love the internet, because it gives us Majical Moments like these.
A video of a judge bouncing a law student’s baby on his hip while swearing-in the mother is starting to make its rounds on social media – and it’s the most heartwarming thing you’ll see all day.
The 15-second clip shows Judge Richard H. Dinkins of the Tennessee Court of Appeals bouncing a 1-year-old on his hip as he swore the toddler’s mom, Juliana Lamar, in as an attorney.
Lamar said that she had interned with Dinkins during her first year of law school, and he had served as her mentor during her second year, Today reported.
“This year, I asked if he would swear me in,” she said. “(At the swearing-in) he grabbed him without me even asking. He wanted him to be a part of it.”
The video was shared by Lamar’s friend and former classmate Sarah Martin, who wrote that she’d “never loved (Judge Dinkins) more.”
Y'all. Judge Dinkins of the Tennessee Court of Appeals swore in my law school colleague with her baby on his hip, and I've honestly never loved him more. pic.twitter.com/kn0L5DakHO
— Sarah Martin (@sarahfor5) November 9, 2019
Many on Twitter praised Lamar’s achievements, and some pointed out that the baby may have a legal career of his own soon – especially since he also had his little right hand raised the whole time!
In just a few hours, the tweet has garnered over 60,000 views and plenty of positive comments.
Lamar said that it was mostly due to the support of her husband, mother and son that she was able to complete the program, Today reported.
In a later comment, Martin clarified that Lamar was one of four women in their class who became pregnant during law school, and added that Lamar had given birth during their third year of school.
“She was back at school within a week of an emergency C-section before she was even allowed to drive or climb stairs,” she wrote, adding in a subsequent tweet, “Women are amazing.”
Other twitter users chimed in with amazement and also commented on the judge being a natural.
The best part is his instinctive bouncing of the baby. Once a dad, always a dad!
— Atty Tom Dickinson (@AttyTMD) November 9, 2019
So impressive and so glad to see this!
— Elizabeth Geary Hill (@ElizabethGHill) November 9, 2019
And he knows just what to do with that baby! ❤️
— Kristine Rudolph (@kristinerudolph) November 9, 2019
It was a moment the mother and her baby will cherish forever. Hard work and dedication definitely pay off. Don’t ever let anything stop you from going after your dreams!