MSNBC shared a clip of the moment on social media.
Luckily for this mom, her employer found humor and cuteness in the moment she shared with her son during the broadcast. "Sometimes unexpected breaking news happens while you're reporting breaking news. #MSNBCMoms #workingmoms," MSNBC captioned the video on Instagram on Wednesday, October 9.
People seemed to truly enjoy the clip.
The news outlet's Twitter followers responded positively to the clip, giving props to the network as well as the reporter. One person highlighted that it sends a good message. This incident shows that a mom can be successful and hardworking, without having to choose between the two. Another tweeted, "I think it’s fantastic that she’s allowed to have her kids around while working. Good on you MSNBC."
She received praise from her colleagues.
According to one of her co-workers, this isn't the first time she balanced work and mom life. He shared an anecdote of a time she carried a breast pump with her while covering news. She responded: "Thanks @ExumAM! I’m sure your kids already know what an amazing man and daddy you are!"
This isn't the first time a little one stole camera time away from a parent.
Professor Robert Kelly was being interviewed live on BBC News about South Korea in 2017. Robert was in his home office and doing a video call, when his little one barged in halfway through the interview. His panicked wife later arrived to pull both of their kids out of the room, but not before the video went completely viral. The thing about parenting is that you can never be totally prepared for what's going to happen, but the trick is to handle it all with grace.