How many pairs of shoes would you wear through to walk two hours to and fro work every day? Not to mention the weather.
When Sgt. Scott Bass from the Nash County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina was on duty, just cruising along in his patrol car, he often saw a young woman walking along the side of the road at the same time every day.
Sergeant Scott Bass speaking with Jaylesya Corbett
Her name was Jaylesya Corbett, and she works at Bojangles, 6 miles away from her home, so would leave home when it was still dark to make it to work on time.
So whenever he could, Bass would pull over to give her a lift, but eventually he thought he should do more for her.
“I wanted to help Jaylesya because she walks six miles to work every day regardless of the temperature, rain or shine, stands on her feet during her entire shift and walks six miles under the same conditions back to her home—and that is truly admirable.
“I’ve had the opportunity to get to know her and wanted somehow to lessen her burden of that 12-mile walk,” Bass told the Rocky Mountain Telegram.
Bass approached a local Walmart, and after explaining Corbett’s dilemma, management decided to help her out by donating a brand-new Schwinn Fairhaven women’s cruiser bike to Corbett.
Sergeant Scott Bass and Nashville Wal-Mart Store # 4459 store manager Iris Pierce
When Bass contacted Corbett to inform her about the bike, at first she was frightened, thinking he wanted to reprimand her for something.
She felt very relieved, however, to discover completely the opposite.
“I was shocked,” she said. “I didn’t think it was real.”
Now, she won’t have to leave home at 3.00 a.m. every morning to get to work on time.
“I was truly humbled by Sgt. Bass’ efforts when he asked if it was OK to help Jaylesya and to see the happiness and joy he brought to her by his actions,” said Chief Deputy Brandon Medina, from Nash County Sheriff’s office. “Great job, Sgt. Bass.”
Another act of compassion from the unsung heroes.
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