Rather than let his student's baby continue to cry, this professor took matters into his own hands.

Professor Sydney Engelberg was in the middle of teaching his Organizational Behavior course when all of a sudden, a baby started to cry.

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The baby belonged to one of his students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

But rather than get flustered, or frustrated, or ask the student to leave, Professor Engelberg did something extraordinary...

He walked up to where the student was sitting with her daughter, soothed the baby, then picked her up and continued teaching the course like a badass.

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According to Professor Engleberg's daughter (translated from the original Hebrew): "It turns out that in all his lectures, mothers are welcome to bring and even nurse babies."

As a grandfather himself, Engelberg gets something that too few people understand:

Being a new parent and trying to juggle school and/or work is hard. And expensive.

The United States has tried, at various points in history, to make child care more affordable for new parents, but it's never stuck. And while this incident happened in Jerusalem (several thousands of miles away from the United States), the lesson still applies. In his State of the Union address this year, President Obama proposed subsidizing child care for working families, a sorely needed benefit for so many.

But while we wait for the wheels of politics to grind, we need more people in the world like Professor Engelberg. Like, right away.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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