Compassion comes naturally to some gifted souls.
Ramata Sissoko Cissé, an assistant professor of biology at Georgia Gwinnett College volunteered to hold the baby of one of her student's when it emerged that the student could not find a babysitter. As reported by CNN, one of her students called in late at night to request if she could bring her kid to her anatomy and physiology class as her babysitter had taken ill. Ramata told CNN: "For her to trust me made me feel like I had to help. It's like a moral responsibility."
Allowing the student to bring her child to class is one thing but when the kid started moving, it became difficult for the student to write while handling the baby. "Hand me the baby", Ramata said. But it was also difficult to take a class and write on the board with the baby in hand. So Ramata, herself a mother of three children, used a lab coat to design a back pouch so she could carry the kid on her back.
As it turned out, the baby quickly fell asleep snug comfortably in the pouch and the three-hour class was conducted with ease. It speaks a lot when teachers like Ramata go that extra mile not only to teach but to instil compassion and love among the students. Her image went viral instantly for the simple reason that everyone could see the grace in her action and the charm of her approach.