Jacinda Ardern made history last year as she got her 3-month old baby to the United Nations general assembly. Seems like the NZ Lawmaker Tāmati Coffey is also following her footsteps. Dads are also learning to juggle between their jobs and babies.
Recently Trevor Mallard, Speaker of New Zealand posted a photo on his official Twitter account. He is seen cradling MP Tāmati Coffey’s baby and it went all viral.
Trevor Captioned the Photo:
Normally, the Speaker’s chair is only used by Presiding Officers but today a VIP took the chair with me. Congratulations @tamaticoffey and Tim on the newest member of your family.
Normally the Speaker’s chair is only used by Presiding Officers but today a VIP took the chair with me. Congratulations @tamaticoffey and Tim on the newest member of your family. pic.twitter.com/47ViKHsKkA
— Trevor Mallard (@SpeakerTrevor) August 21, 2019
Tāmati was back after his paternity leave and after a break, he attended the parliamentary meeting. Abiding by his duties he took part in the discussion and handed his baby to the very experienced Trevor who is a father of three.
He was happy to see the way his colleagues supported him he said to Newshub.7
Let’s See How Twitter Applauded Trevor’s Sweet Gesture
I HAVE SOMETHING IN MY EYE
— Amy Coopes (@coopesdetat) August 21, 2019
Everyone in the chamber seemed to be less tense while you fed Tamati’s lovely baby. There were smiles all round. I love this which doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world. Thank you.
— Sarah Russell (@kiwialliance) August 21, 2019
Thank you for normalising the family unit. We need to see more of this. Work places need to adapt to enable this behaviour.
— Rachael Egan (@ljudzia) August 21, 2019
they have been teaching the world lessons for many years
NZ was the first country in the modern world to have equal suffrage for men and women
— GUN_CONTROL_WORKS (@dave00815960) August 21, 2019
This is sending a great message that men👏can👏take👏care👏of👏babies👏 too. There’s no need to be afraid of holding and feeding a baby. He looks so comfortable. Wonderul! 💖
— The Amazon is on fire (@JaccHiHey) August 21, 2019
Grate Speaker and Amazing Farther, your realy excemplary to other farthers.💐💐💐
— Ranil Perera,Beautiful LK,Grate NZ (@BRSPerera2) August 21, 2019
How come New Zealand just seem to get everything right. Beautiful photos.
— Lord Mayor of Kingston Upon Hull (@LordHull) August 22, 2019
Netizens are really showing up a positive change by appreciating such acts rather than trolling them mercilessly.