One of Dr. Ramata Sissoko Cissé’s students was unable to find a babysitter for her young child, so the anatomy professor took on the task herself — while she was lecturing.
The Georgia Gwinnett College educator carried the student’s baby on her back for three hours and fed the child, too. The incredible act of kindness, Cissé’s daughter, Anna, told WTTG-TV, was not at all surprising.
“She cares about a stranger on the street in the same way that she cares about her dearest friend,” Anna said. “Her love doesn’t discriminate, and if you have ever interacted with her, you’ll know that.”
Cissé’s daughter was, in fact, responsible for her mother’s generous action gaining widespread attention. She posted a tweet earlier this month, praising her as “my role model.”
“It is a privilege to have been raised and continue to be guided by such a radiant person,” Anna told the news station, “and there isn’t a day that goes by that I take that for granted.”
While Cissé has been grateful for the praise she’s received on social media, Anna said her mom has also been somewhat confused by the attention. To her, it was just second nature to help a mother in need.
To Cissé, Anna said, it was just a “natural reaction.”
“I think her reaction speaks to her character more authentically than anything I could describe,” she added.