All super heroes don’t wear capes! College professor Ramata Cissé proved this last Thursday when she came to the rescue of one of her students. When the young lady was unable to find a sitter for her baby, instead of watching her student struggle to pay attention, Cissé grabbed a sheet and tied him to her back.
Cissé teaches Anatomy and Physiology 1 at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, GA. She told Because of Them We Can that her student is ambitious and just needed a little help.
“It made me very happy, very thrilled to be able to use my back (which was available) in order to give her the ability to study. I didn’t want her to worry about the baby, I wanted her to forget for a few seconds so she could concentrate on the class,” Cissé said.
Cissé’s daughter, Anna, shared the photograph of her mother wearing the baby on her back along with a caption that led with, “my mom is my role model.” The photo was shared over 10k times and garnered numerous comments from students who have experienced Cissé’s magic first hand. One comment cited her as the GOAT.
my mom is my role model.— Annadote 💊 (@AnnaKhadejah) September 20, 2019
her student couldn’t find a babysitter today & being the true African mother that she is, taught a THREE hour class with the baby on her back & fed him.
I’m so blessed to be raised by a woman who loves the world as much as her own children. pic.twitter.com/6yuynJhuPw
According to Anna, Cissé held the baby on her back as she taught the three hour course. She even fed him. Cisse’s small act and the why behind it is what the village is about.
“I felt as if she is a very ambitious student and I feel like she just needed the right conditions. She just needed a little push, a little help and I felt like with that little help, she could make it easily,” she told Because of Them We Can.
As for where she learned to strap a baby onto her back so perfectly, Anna credits it to her mother’s African roots. She also tweeted that she felt “so blessed to be raised by a woman who loves the world as much as her own children.”
The love for her craft and her students is obvious. We need more Professor Cissé’s in the world!