So Sweet! Professor Cradles His Student's Toddler During Class

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We're warning you: have tissues handy for this next heartwarming story. Recently, a photo snapped by Nashville DeVry University student Amanda Osbon sparked a massive online response.

Amanda thought she would be forced to miss one of her evening classes when her babysitter bailed at the last minute but her professor Joel Bunkowske and the school gave her the okay to bring her 1-year-old son Xzavier to class. But like any small child, sitting still for three hours proved an impossible feat. However, Amanda's professor stepped in eased her embarrassment by scooping the cute toddler up and cradling him while continuing to lecture.

"That made me literally start crying. I broke down. My classmates started hugging me," Amanda told News 2. "He went up to my professor and put his little arms up like that and without missing a beat my professor picked him up and kept teaching, and it was amazing to see that."

Understandably, Amanda was overwhelmed and appreciate by the professor's gesture that she decided to publicly acknowledge him on Facebook. The professor's kindness resonated with plenty of people, including Hillary Clinton, who shared it on her Facebook page.

In response to his generosity, Professor Bunkowske explained that childcare issues shouldn't prevent parents from pursuing their education.

"My response was 'It's a whole lot better if you come to class because I'd hate for you to miss a class.' To stop someone from getting that education because of a life circumstance, I think is a travesty," he said.

SIGH. Let the ugly crying commence.


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