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Today in “news that restores your faith in the world,” a professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia held a student’s baby for an entire math lecture so his student could focus entirely on his studies. The heartwarming moment was captured by another student, Nick Vaughn, who shared adorable photos on social media of the inspiring math teacher, Dr. Nathan Alexander, holding on to the little girl while lecturing. Alexander later told BuzzFeed News that the child belonged to his student Wayne Hayer, who he said often had to leave office hours early to take care of his daughter. Alexander encouraged the young dad to bring the little girl to class if he ever needed.

The girl’s mother, Firda Amalia Hayer, also shared a sweet post on Facebook, thanking the community and her husband’s professor for their support.

The professor was appreciative of all the support online after his gesture, but simply told BuzzFeed News, “This is what we do as teachers.” The world needs more Professor Alexanders.