A video of a lady taking the oath as a lawyer while the judge holds her baby has gone viral and left netizens in awe. The Judge of State Court of Appeals Richar Dinkins in the video can be seen canoodling the 1-year-old baby while he reads the oath of admission to Juliana Lamar. The video shared on Lamar's Instagram initially has been re-shared by many netizens and has received thousands of views.
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
While talking to an international media outlet Lamar said that Judge Dinkins saw her son, Beckham while he expressed his desire to be a part of her swearing-in. She further added that Judge Dinkins was also her mentor as she clerked from him during law school at Belmont University College of Law. In her Instagram post, she also wrote about her feelings and called it “indescribable”.
"I didn't know anything about babies. I was worried about law school and being a new mom. This feeling is indescribable. To say you're going to do something then do it is such an amazing feat."
While talking to the media outlet she said, "I hope that this story gives other young women and young mothers the inspiration to know that you can do it, even if you're faced with a crazy attendance policy or you're just worried that you can't do it. If I can do it, literally anyone can do it."
After the video went viral, Judge Dinkins was praised for his humane gesture while Lamar was congratulated and called a hero.
👉🏿 - A Tennessee judge made a new lawyer's swearing in a little sweeter by holding her son while he administered the oath. Just as Juliana Lamar was being sworn in, Judge Richard Dinkins spotted 1-year-old… https://t.co/it9H0oksSd— Teantheshade (@Teantheshade3) November 13, 2019
"Juliana Lamar told the publication that moments before she was set to be sworn in, Dinkins said he wanted her son, Beckham, to “take part in the moment.” "To have my son take part in one of the greatest moments of my life was truly a blessing.” https://t.co/dw8hxhyyL9— RaisingBlackScholars (@rbscholars) November 11, 2019
(With ANI inputs)