With all of the craziness going on in the world today, we can never seem to get quite enough good news. Wholesome content is like a diamond in the rough, but once you find it, itâ€™s impossible not to share.
Recently, we came across this story about how a truly amazing professor went above and beyond to help a student who brought their 5-month-old to class and itâ€™s honestly the best way to start your week.
Nathan Alexander is a mathematics professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
According to his personal website, Professor Alexander says, â€śI am learning how to use mathematics to engage in and write about social movements, collective action, education and justice.â€ť
One of Nathanâ€™s students, Wayne Hayer, recently showed up to lecture with his five-month-old daughter Assata because he was unable to find a babysitter and didnâ€™t want to miss class.
Nathan graciously offered to hold the little girl so Hayer would be able to take notes.
“No problem, in fact, I will even hold her so you can take better notes in class,Â” Nathan said.
Another student in the class, Nick Vaughn, shared the professorâ€™s act of kindness on Twitter.
Student came to class today with his child due to no babysitter or anybody to watch her while he was in class.— TheOriginalâ„˘ (@Original_Vaughn) March 1, 2019
My professor NATHAN ALEXANDER said â€śIâ€™ll hold her so you can take good notes!â€ť #HBCU #morehouse #Respect pic.twitter.com/oogIqetseS
And people applauded Nathan for going above and beyond to help a student.
But the professor humbly deflected his praise to Hayer for the hard work he puts in every day.
â€śHe works two jobs, is a full time student, is involved in leadership programs at school and is a parent,â€ť the professor told CNN. â€śThis photo serves as a reminder of what parents have to do every day and how important it is to have affordable childcare.â€ť
Not to mention, Assata was the perfect student.
â€śShe was really behaved and even started to fall asleep at the end,â€ť said Alexander. â€śWe had a bottle ready on standby, if needed. We enjoyed having her energy in class.â€ť
Kudos, Professor Nathan.