A student at Miami Ohio University is receiving a lot of attention after a letter he wrote to his professor went viral.
According to the letter, the student, Joseph Goldsmith, claimed that his dog, “ate my grandmother” the night before his final exam.
The letter was thought to be a joke but it turned out that his grandmother actually was attacked and seriously injured by his dog, a pitt bull named Gator.
The seemingly absurd letter was posted online and soon went viral after photos of the grandmother covered in stitches were posted.
Emailed the distraught student to his professor:
I wont be able to make the exam today because my dog ate my grandmother, who was receiving radiation treatments and might have irradiated my dog, Gator, who is currently being hospitalized at the vet.
Can I come in on Thursday to take the exam, once my dog is released from the hospital?
Prof. Neudhardt is expected to excuse the student from the exam on Monday, pending proof of the diseased grandmother’s condition.