Aqeel Dix, Ph.D., a health sciences professor at Lincoln University, recently went viral on social media for a heartwarming gesture he made during one of his classes.
Dr. Dix was teaching his lecture when one of his students suddenly brought her baby to class and began to struggle with comforting him. Without skipping a beat, Dr. Dix stepped in to help the student by taking the baby in his arms and continued to teach while rocking the child back and forth.
This act of kindness had a powerful effect on many people who heard about it. The spectacle was also shared on social media as an example of what great teachers can do for their students outside the academic realm.
The Act of Kindness
This kind of commitment from teachers allows students like this mother to pursue their educational goals despite personal obstacles. Professors often wear multiple hats when it comes to helping students through their academic journeys,
This particular instance highlighted how much further they are willing to go in order to ensure that those in their care have what they need to succeed. By offering such a compassionate solution, Dr. Dix enabled this student to attend class without having to worry about where her child.
And There Are More!
Dr. Dix is not alone in offering such extraordinary acts of kindness; there are countless other teachers who also go above and beyond for their students each day.
Whether it’s staying late after hours for office hours or providing meals for those in need, educators continuously show us why they deserve recognition for all the hard work they put into ensuring the success of those under their charge.
We must take the time to appreciate these individuals more often as we understand how difficult it can sometimes be for them, too. Dealing with so many different people from so many different walks of life, all within one space – yet they somehow still make it work seamlessly every time!
Professor Aqeel Dix’s story serves as an inspiration for all teachers out there who may be struggling with balancing multiple roles within their classrooms or managing challenging situations involving both academics and personal life struggles among their students.
It is important that we recognize all that these wonderful professionals do each day and thank them accordingly!
While this particular instance was quite extraordinary, it only highlights our educators’ true capacities when faced with any situation. It shows how they can help their student succeed both academically and personally!