Naomi Thomas has spent 50 years of her life as a crossing guard at the corner of Smyrna Parkway and Outer Loop in Louisville, Kentucky. She has helped keep her kids safe for over five decades. She told WDRB, “I’ve wiped tears, tied shoes, given out lunch money."
Now she's being rewarded for all of her years of service protecting the kids and this community. Thomas was honored with hugs, speeches from members of her hometown and stories from the streets about her life and her character.
Watch Thomas's story below and how honored she is in her community.