Baylor University proffesor Darryn Willoughby held his student's baby during a 55 minute lecture
Photo: KWTX
Photo: KWTX

Professor holds student's fussy baby during 55-minute lecture after sitter cancels

According to Today, Darryn Willoughby, a professor at Baylor University in Texas, held student Katy Humphrey’s 4½-month-old daughter, Millie, for the duration of his 55-minute lecture on March 2.

Humphrey, a 33-year-old former Marine, rarely misses a class despite living an hour away from the university, according to Willoughby. Humphrey had been given the OK to bring Millie to class in the past, and knew that would have to be the case after her baby sitter canceled.

When Willoughby saw Millie beginning to fuss in the front row, he picked her up and cradled her.

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"I didn't do it for myself," Willoughby told Today. "It's just about me looking out for and taking care of my students."

Willoughby teaches health and human performance, and is also a professional body builder, according to 9 News

"He toted her around like a football, and (she) was totally content the whole time," Humphrey told 9 News. 

Willoughby and Humphrey have formed a bond that goes beyond the classroom, as he has held the baby a few times now since she was born.

"We've become not only professor and student, but friends," Willoughby told Today. "We have a really nice bond."

Read more at Today.

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