When maths student Sarah Thomson knew her baby was due to be delivered she was concerned she might have to miss her classes.
But her supportive professor told the new mum she was welcome to bring her baby to class anytime.
In fact maths professor Josie Ryan even helped Sarah by holding her son Isaiah during class so Sarah could take notes.
"It's so reassuring to know there are professors out there like this. Not only is she an amazing person, she's also one of the best math professors I've ever had ... Brilliant really," said Sarah.
Speaking to TODAY parents, Dr Ryan says she simply wanted to make it easier for her student.
"We all have rough places in life. Sometimes a little help can make it possible for people to find their way, to succeed, to become the person they want and are meant to be.
"I wanted to help Sarah and Isaiah and if I can make it all a little easier, then maybe they both can go a little further."
This article originally appeared on New Idea.