Every day, Sgt. Scott Bass from the Nash County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina often saw the same young woman walking on along the side of the road when he was patrolling.
He later noticed that the woman also walked at the same time of the day.
It was not until a while later that he decided to pull over and offer her a ride that she learned the woman had been walking for two hours every day to and fro her workplace.
The woman, Jaylesya Corbett, works at Bojangles which is 9.6 kilometers away from her home.
Each day, she had to leave home before the sun rose just to make it in time for work.
After learning Corbett’s tough situation, Bass later offered to give her a ride to work. He then thought that he should do more to help Corbett.
The police officer then approached a local Walmart and explained Corbett’s ordeal. Thankfully, the management was more than happy to help her out.
They decided to donate to Corbett a brand new Schwinn Fairhaven women’s cruiser bike. so that she does not have to walk all the way to her workplace every morning.
“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,” Bass told the Rocky Mountain Telegram.
“I’ve had the opportunity to get to know her and wanted somehow to lessen her burden of that 12-mile walk,” Bass added.
When Bass later told Corbett about the good news, she had a hard time to believe him at first. “I was shocked,” she said. “I didn’t think it was real.”
Nevertheless, she felt grateful for the kind act and relieved that she no longer had to leave home at 3 am just to get work on time
Bass’s action was also praised by his superior from Nash County Sheriff’s office,Chief Deputy Brandon Medina.
“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. “Great job, Sgt. Bass.”
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Credit: The Epoch Times