Is a Break-up an Excuse for Late Homework?

Ohio State University student, Rachel Harriman recently got dumped by her boyfriend.  The day of the breakup, she had an assignment due but turned it in a few hours late.  This was her excuse email to her professor:

Rachel tweeted out a screenshot of the email and people have really rallied behind her excuse for passing in homework late.  And it looked like the letter worked!  She got a B+ and didn't get docked any late points.  Her professor also responded with this message:

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