This Cop Lends A Stranger A Helping Hand…LITERALLY!
Posted by GreaterGoodness
A little encouragement can go a long way, especially when it comes from an unexpected place. Asia Ford has overcome a lot to get where she is today, and she knows first-hand how powerful an unexpected supporter can be.
Last year, Ford weighed more than 470 pounds. After she saw her former husband lose a limb to diabetes, she knew she needed to make a change. She decided to join a bootcamp, which helped her lose 25 pounds, and later signed up for the Rodes City Run, a 10K through the city of Louisville, KY. Which is where something amazing happened…
About 4 miles into the 6.2 mile race, Ford hit a wall. She didn’t feel well physically but before she could even doubt herself, a car pulled up beside her. In the car was Lt. Aubrey Gregory with the Louisville Metro Police.
“He asked me if I wanted to stop and I said, ‘No. We have two more miles to go,'” Ford said. The two of them, later joined by her son, finished the race together, hand in hand. Shortly before reaching the finish line, Lt. Gregory let go of Ford so that she could finish the race on her own.
“When I watched her approach and I started to hear the people scream…there aren’t words…to the way I felt,” Gregory said.
That’s one officer who went beyond the call of duty.