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Heroes on the front line: Cory Basden

  • 国语高清videossexotvHeroes: Cory Basden

  • Helping hand: Cory Basden loves interacting with customers at MarketPlace in Hamilton (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Helping hand: Cory Basden loves interacting with customers at MarketPlace in Hamilton (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Cory Basden hopes to serve the island in the face of the pandemic, one grocery bag at a time (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Cory Basden hopes to serve the island in the face of the pandemic, one grocery bag at a time (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Cory Basden hopes to serve the island in the face of the pandemic, one grocery bag at a time (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Cory Basden hopes to serve the island in the face of the pandemic, one grocery bag at a time (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Cory Basden hopes to serve the island in the face of the pandemic, one grocery bag at a time (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Cory Basden hopes to serve the island in the face of the pandemic, one grocery bag at a time (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

  • Cory Basden hopes to serve the island in the face of the pandemic, one grocery bag at a time (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Cory Basden hopes to serve the island in the face of the pandemic, one grocery bag at a time (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


While most of us are safe at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, essential workers put their lives at risk to keep Bermuda going.

The Royal Gazette salutes these selfless men and women in hospitals, supermarkets, delivery vans, gas stations and other key services with our new series

国语高清videossexotvA grocery store clerk has stuck to his mantra of service with a smile — even if the smile is now hidden behind a mask because of strict Covid-19 pandemic rules.

Cory Basden, 21, tries to be upbeat and focused as he packs bags at the MarketPlace supermarket on Church Street, Hamilton, despite potential exposure to the disease.

国语高清videossexotvHe sees his job as a public service.

Mr Basden said: “I get to make them happy and be there for them no matter what they’re going through.

国语高清videossexotvHe added: “Basically, I’m putting myself at risk for other people to serve the community.”

Mr Basden, from Southampton, said that he enjoyed his job because it allowed him to help other people.

国语高清videossexotvHe added that it was important to help others because “you never know when you’re going to need their help”.

Mr Basden said: “I like being helpful and being there for people. It feels pretty good when I give back.”

He added that the team at MarketPlace also helped to keep him motivated.

Mr Basden explained: “The people I work with are funny and kind.

国语高清videossexotv“We have some ups and down, but, for the most part, everybody’s there for everyone else and we all work together as a team.”

He said: “I want to make sure that I’m always there when they need me and I’m always willing to work.

“It makes me feel wonderful when I’m needed.”

Mr Basden used to volunteer at the Salvation Army seniors’ feeding programme once a month, but had to stop after Covid-19 gripped the island.

He has worked at the charity for about 11 years.

Mr Basden said: “I like the people there — everyone’s always polite and they thank me for coming. The seniors are always positive and enthusiastic.”

国语高清videossexotvHe sometimes sees some of the seniors at work and they are delighted to see him.

Mr Basden said: “They’re always happy to see me and excited. Some say that they miss me.”

Seth Stutzman, the president of the MarketPlace chain, said that Mr Basden was well known in the store for his positive attitude.

国语高清videossexotvHe said: “Cory’s like that staple that you can always count on.

“In my dealings with him, he’s never hot and cold — Cory’s always just really consistent and he’s always got a smile on his face.”

Mr Stutzman added: “When he’s serving customers who come to get lunch his common phrase to them is always ‘pleasant appetite’.

“He just takes the time to say things that mean a lot to people, which I think is a rarity in this world nowadays.”

Lorna Richardson, Cory’s mother, said that she was incredibly proud of her son because he always managed to go above and beyond.

国语高清videossexotvShe added: “I think he just likes to keep himself busy.

“Even when he’s home, he’s always playing his music, he’s got his headphones on and he just tries to stay upbeat.”

If you know a front line hero who deserves to be highlighted, e-mail news@eurobridez.com

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Published Apr 22, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 22, 2020 at 10:33 am)

Heroes on the front line: Cory Basden

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