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'Hermitage Hero' to the rescue, driving those stuck home in the snow

Hermitage Hero
Posted at 8:45 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 21:45:23-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — At one point Chaston Corbitt was living out of his car. Since then he's upgraded his truck, now using it to help others get by.

When the snow began this week he posted on social media offering neighbors a free ride for those unable to drive.

"There's at least a thousand calls it seems like since Monday. I've had countless Facebook messages, countless tags on Hip Hermitage asking for help and people are just recommending me left and right," he said, "I've had nurses, I've had cops, I've had lower class, middle class, upper class and everybody really."

We caught up with him at St. Thomas hospital in between trips.

"The 'Hermitage Hero' is the new nickname I think," said Hermitage resident Allison Laroche. Corbitt drove Laroche to the grocery store Thursday, but when the expecting mother needed a ride to the doctor Friday he extended another hand. "I was thinking I was going to have to cancel it and I was really, really nervous so this appointment is extremely beneficial to me and without Chase this wouldn't have been possible, so I really appreciate that as well," said Laroche.

After returning Laroch home, his next pick up was an elderly man in need of a grocery run.

While it's been an exhausting week, Corbitt wouldn't have it any other way. "It doesn't matter who you are or what you do. People need help, and we got to see past the color of their skin or the politics and we've just got to help each other," he said.