Dr. Nathan Alexander is a 34-year-old math professor at Morehouse College, an all-male historically black institution in Georgia, Atlanta.
On Friday, one of his students, Wayne Hayer, was unable to find a babysitter or arrange for someone to look after his baby girl, Assata. So Hayer brought Assata to Alexander’s class.
But before he began teaching, Alexander offered to hold Assata so that Hayer could take take “better notes in class,” according to another student, Nick Vaughn, who shared the encounter on social media.
Micro-blogging Twitter user @original_vaughn wrote: “Student came to class today with his child due to no babysitter or anybody to watch her while he was in class. My professor NATHAN ALEXANDER said “I’ll hold her so you can take good notes!” #HBCU #morehouse #Respect ”
Nathan Alexander replied thanking his student for the tweet and Twitter users replied, thaking him for his kindness.
Other students also commented with stories of how kind Nathan.