A 22-year-old single mom is praising her nursing professor for going above and beyond to help her during an important test.
Katie Lewis told “Good Morning America” that her mother usually watches her baby girl, Allie, when she has to take tests, but she wasn’t available to babysit last week.
That’s when Lewis reached out to her University of Texas professor, Dr. George. She explained:
“My mom had to work, my dad was out of town and my primary babysitter had school so I texted Dr. George a few days before the test. I said, ‘Hey Dr. George, I know this is super unconventional but I’m having trouble finding a sitter for Monday for Allie because it’s in the afternoon. I know you had offered before to hold her during a test… is there anyway I can bring her with me?'”
The professor told Lewis she was “excited” to see the baby, so the single mom brought her in during the test.
And when baby Allie got a little fussy in the classroom, Dr. George offered to help the single mom without hesitation.
Lewis shared photos of the special moment on Facebook, along with praise for her nursing professor.
There are teachers that will shake their head at you for working while going to nursing school and switch plans at the…
There are teachers that will shake their head at you for working while going to nursing school and switch plans at the last second because they don’t value your time or commitments; and then there are teachers like Dr. George that will hold your sick baby when you can’t get a last minute sitter so that you can take a test. So grateful for teachers like her who really want to see us succeed. Not to mention she held a Christan nurses’ meeting right before this and prayed for all of us.
Her daughter was diagnosed with a respiratory infection just after the test, which is most likely why she was fussy, Lewis said.
The post about the kind teacher has since been shared hundreds of times on Facebook. Lewis said she’s extremely grateful that her professor helped her out.