- Ella Cerezo asked permission from her teacher if she could bring her 5-month-old baby to school since there’s no one to look after him at home
- Her teacher, Grace de Vera, volunteered to take care of her baby so she could join in their class activity
- The student-mother took to Facebook her gratitude on her teacher’s kindness
Teachers are our second parents. They are there to nurture our skills, explore our potential, and fill in the gaps our inner self needs to encourage us to continue with our studies.
Netizens reacted on a touching picture on Facebook; seeing a teacher named Grace de Vera from Pangasinan State University carrying an infant while the class was busy doing their activity. The 5-month-old was her senior education student Ella Cerezo’s child who earlier asked for permission to take her baby to school because there was no one to look after him at home.
Without hesitation, Grace volunteered to babysit so Ella could participate in her school activity. While the teacher was holding the sleeping infant in her arms, the students couldn’t help notice that genuine and touching moment, so they snapped some photos and later posted them on Facebook.
Of course, Ella took her own file too. She then uploaded it on her FB account and captioned it, “Yong instructor ko kayang alagaan si baby ko para lang matapos ko yong Activity. THANK YOU MA’AM. ”
Her post went viral, reaching 1.5K likes and more than 400 shares. Teacher Grace’s previous students flocked in the comments section commending her for doing such a great deed. Others also affirmed her personality as a loving teacher. On the other hand, Ella also had her share of praises for continuing her studies despite the hardships.
Grace understood Ella’s situation because she is a mother herself and is aware of what student-moms go through just to finish their studies.
This story is not unique though. In the past, a number of teachers have also extended their help to other student-parents who persisted in their studies; admiring their determination to pursue education despite adversities.
Kudos, Maam Grace!