70-year-old woman walks 5 miles through snow after she can’t get taxi after night shift

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BRADFORD, England — A 70-year-old English woman who cares for three men with learning disabilities was forced to walk the five miles home after she couldn’t find a bus or taxi after a night shift.

Corrine Wheatley, a reporter with the BBC, saw Pam Chapman walking home on Sunday and recorded her trek. She later posted the video and interview on Twitter.

Chapman told Wheatley that it’s important she stays to care for the men until other members of staff arrive to help.

“You can’t leave them on their own,” she said. “You’ve got a duty of care really. You’ve got to do it, even at 70.”

According to Wheatley, Chapman was forced to trudge through waist-deep snow while battling 24-degree temperatures.

In a later tweet, Wheatley said she took her as close to her home as possible before the snow got too deep for her car.

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