A student requested his test be moved for a baseball game, and his professor’s response went viral.
— Ben Larson (@ben_larson6) October 3, 2015
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student, Ben Larson, is a big Chicago Cubs fan, according to A Plus.
Larson wanted to convince the professor, Dave, of the move, so that he could watch the Chicago Cubs’ National League Wild Card game the day before the midterm was scheduled, according to NESN.
It was the first time the Cubs made the playoffs since 2008 and just the fifth time in the past 25 years, so the lifelong fan got tickets against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday night.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 4, 2015
Larson and his family would have had to drive approximately seven and a half hours and around 480 miles from campus to PNC Park, meaning they would have had to stay the night.
Dave postponed the test from Thursday morning, and his email was a sports fan’s dream.
The honest and heartfelt interaction has gotten the attention of many.
Enjoy the game tonight, Ben. https://t.co/aWVl3qkv2f
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 7, 2015
Thanks to his professor, Larson was able to watch the Cub’s play and win.
— Ben Larson (@ben_larson6) October 8, 2015