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Terlton man walks 8 miles to work every day

Posted: 9:35 PM, Aug 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-03 23:19:22-04

MANNFORD, Okla. -- A 28-year-old Terlton man walks eight miles to and from work to make ends meet.

Cody Taber makes the same trip every day.

“I put my headphones in and I just jam out," Taber said. ”Nice windy days like this, I love it.”

Taber's journey begins at the Mannford Sonic.

“It’s a fun environment to be around and it keeps me out of trouble," Taber said.

Then, it's eight long miles until he gets home to Terlton.

“50, 60 cars pass you at a time and none of them even think twice about it," Taber said. "I just want a little bit of a ride, it could save me a couple of steps.”

Sometimes Good Samaritan stops and help.

"There are a couple people that have stopped several times and they see me walking and I’ve gotten to know those people through that short time together," Taber said.

But usually not.

“I try to put smiles on everyone's faces that I meet," Taber said.

His road away from addiction is even longer than his walk to work.

But they are the same, step by step.

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