A Baylor University professor known as the Muscle Doctor has warmed hearts across the nation after he held his student’s baby during an hour-long lecture when she started to fuss.
Working and studying at the same time is not an easy task at all, and when you have a baby to take care of, the task gets almost impossible. This is exactly the challenge that Katy Humphrey, a 33 year old mother, was faced with.
Kathy’s nanny called in sick at the last moment before lectures so Kathy decided to take her four month old daughter to the class with her. Kathy’s problems started when her daughter started crying in the middle of the lecture.
Dr Darryn Willoughby noticed Humphrey trying to soothe the baby girl as class started and immediately picked her up.
‘I just went over, picked her up, carried her back, and went right back to lecturing without missing a beat,‘ he told KWTX.
Both Willoughby and Humphrey said Millie was ‘totally content’ the entire time she was in the professor’s arms, allowing her mother to pay attention to the class without distraction or stress.
‘I didn’t do it for myself,‘ Willoughby said. ‘It’s just about me looking out for and taking care of my students.‘
Humphrey said Willoughby also took the moment to give the class a lesson in life rather than science.
‘He told the class how one of the greatest gifts in life is being able to hold a baby,‘ she told ABC News.
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‘He talked about how he missed his two girls and being able to hold them when they were little. One is in college now and the other is in high school.‘