A professor at Morehouse College went above and beyond his job description when one of his students brought their daughter to class on Friday.

Student Nick Vaughn captured photos of his professor Nathan Alexander with a classmate’s baby girl strapped to him. He shared them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Posted by Nick Vaughn on Friday, March 1, 2019

On Facebook, he wrote:

Came to class today ready to learn and start March off on a good note preparing for Midterms at Morehouse College next week, to my surprise we had an unexpected special guest in class today.
As one of my peers walked into the classroom with his child in arms he quickly explained to my professor that he couldn’t find a babysitter and had nobody else that could watch her. My professor Nathan Alexzander(Morehouse College) said, “No problem, in fact I will even hold her so you can take better notes in class.” And he did, in fact not only did he teach the entire lecture with the child in his arms but also stayed after class helping those with questions about today’s lecture with the child still in his arms as seen in the pictures.

Morehouse College is an all-male HBCU in Atlanta, Georgia, where father and student Wayne Hayer attends, CNN reports.

Hayer was nervous about bringing his daughter to algebra class, but with midterms approaching, he didn’t want to miss it.

Hayer, a senior kinesiology major, said:

“I was nervous to go to class. Morehouse is an all-male college and seeing me with a baby strapped to me would make all eyes be on me.”

However, thanks to his professor, things went better than expected.

According to CNN, Alexander said:

“…part of my role and goal as educator is to provide opportunities for students. We work to build a community in class.”

Further, Alexander told CNN that baby Assata was well-behaved and that they “enjoyed having her energy in class.”

Although the professor has been receiving a lot of praise, he took a moment to shine a light on Hayer.

Alexander said:

“He works two jobs, is a full time student, is involved in leadership programs at school and is a parent. This photo serves as a reminder of what parents have to do every day and how important it is to have affordable childcare.”

Vaughn’s Facebook post of Alexander and Assata has gained over 2,000 shares and 6,000 reactions. Further, his Twitter post currently has over 75,000 retweets and over 306,500 likes.

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10 Replies to “Dad Couldn’t Find a Babysitter in Time for Class. Professor Offers to Hold His Daughter so He Can Take Notes”

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Thank God for good people!!!!

  • June 2 years ago

    God bless this wonderful professor.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    leading by example. love it.

  • Ginger 2 years ago

    This is the kind of school everyone should go to! I love this professor! He is a great example for all teachers & bosses!!!

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    What an awesome example! I wish everyone could be this understanding and helpful.

  • Jasper 2 years ago

    This is the kind of kindness and beauty that inspires everyone.

  • Reenie 2 years ago

    Kudos to both the Professor and the dad!!! It is apparent that the Professor is the kind of man that will always step up to the plate to help out…even when lecturing and the dad demonstrated that no matter what obstacles arise, he’ll do what’s needed in any given situation. What outstanding role models they are…

  • Lawrence D Knight 2 years ago

    3 Big High Five’s to the professor. 1st for showing you care for your students, 2nd for going above and beyond the call of duty. 3rd for teaching those around you for the future of this country.

  • Kristi Harris Smith 2 years ago

    That is the true meaning of “it takes a village to raise a child” and this professor is an amazing member of that village in this case. When so many people are worried about just trying to make it through the month with groceries and electricity, taking care of your children is an overwhelming priority and this young father made a tough choice of bringing her with him that could have gone the opposite way. Kudos to you Daddy and Professor for taking it in stride and showing the rest of the world that it was so easily handled.

  • GB 2 years ago

    I love this story!!! It’s a good example of all the good people still out there who do care about families with children.

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