As an old expression states, "If there's a will, there's a way." This is what a woman from Nash County, North Carolina believes when it relates to hard work. We often fuss about the little details in life, and we fail to value what we have.
Jaylesha Corbett has to walk well over six miles every day to get to and from her work place at Bojangles' Chicken 'n Biscuits. When she looked for a job, she mistakenly applied for a wrong establishment so she had to endure an hour and a half of walking every day. She said, "So, I said since they gave me a chance and they hired me, I will do it."
She would need to leave home at 3 o'clock in the morning just to make it to work on time for her 5 AM shift. Not once did she complain. One day while she was walking to work, she encountered Sgt. Scott Bass from Nash County Sheriff's Office. During his interview with ABC 11, he informed them that he can still remember seeing a woman walking at an intersection even when it was really, really cold. He said:
" I could see by her dress that she worked for Bojangles ... You don't see a lot of people here that no matter what were the weather conditions that they're gonna walk "X" amount of hours for work, then stand up for another 8 or 9 hours."
The minute he found her walking in the cold, he promptly offered a ride in which she gladly accepted. Jaylesha can still remember that it was raining rather badly that occasion and she had no vehicle and would have a hard time during extreme weather conditions. Every time Sgt. Bass sees her walking the long path to work, he makes it a point to offer her a ride. It came to a point that he knew he ought to do something more.
" It just kind of really weighed on me and bothered me, and every day that I gave her a ride I just, for some reason, just talked to my wife about her."
Sgt. Bass is wishing that he can one way or another make Corbett's life simpler so he formulated a plan. He contacted Walmart in Nashville and talked to the managers. Together, they managed to think of a brilliant way to support this hardworking woman.
As it turned out, Bass was looking at an incredibly special present for her and the store manager, Iris Pierce, awarded it to Corbett. The very next day, their only concern was to present the present.
As soon as Corbett unlocked her front door that morning, she was startled when she saw an officer outside. Sgt. Bass ensured her that she did not do anything bad, and instead, exposed the true reason for his visit. Corbett recalled, "I was shocked. I didn't think it was real."
This compassionate gesture was covered by the local news station and the police officers good will has been going viral.
The Chief of Nash County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Brandon Medina, expressed that he was humbled by Sgt. Bass's efforts when he asked if it would be alright to help Jaylesya and also to observe the happiness and joy thanks to his actions. He went an extra mile and this is such a fantastic story to share.