Tearful surprise greets man who walked for hours to get to work

Neal Embry

Neal Embry

Mr Carr also told her how his family had moved to Houston, Texas, after their home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. He calculated it would take seven hours to get to his first moving gig with the Bellhops moving company, AL.com reported. So he recorded his answers again.

A college student in Alabama who hopes to join the U.S. Marine Corps made a good first impression on his first day at a new job - and it has already paid off in a replacement for his broken-down vehicle. He set out at midnight and walked through the night to make it to his job.

"Within a minute of talking to him, I knew he was special", Pelham Police Department patrol officer Mark Knighten, who stopped Carr, told Newsweek.

The officer, and a few others, bought the student some breakfast and drove him the rest of the way to the house where he would start work, according to the site.

When Carr continued his walk to work several hours later, another officer found him and drove him the rest of the way to the Pelham home of Jenny Lamey. "What he had endured just to be there to help me with my move". An officer happened across him at about 4 a.m. and asked if he was okay. He said no and got to work. "I asked Walter if he wanted to go upstairs and rest until everyone else arrived", said Lamey in a Facebook post, "He declined and said he could go ahead and get started".

She was hoping to help, but Luke Marklin, the CEO of Bellhops where Carr works, beat her to it by giving him one of his own personal cars. He said, "Just sitting there reading it, I was just blown away..."

Neal Embry
Neal Embry

Walter Carr is the 20 year old Alabama man who walked all night in order to get to work on time - and was later rewarded with a new vehicle. Nothing is impossible that you make possible.

That's when Knighten and two other officers took him to breakfast.

Lamey was impressed by Carr's story and shared her thoughts later on Facebook.

"I'm still in shock", Carr said. ". It's that "Never die" attitude". Bellhops CEO Luke Marklin is on the same page. The story led him to give away his own vehicle so Carr can be a part of many more Bellhops jobs in the future.

"I think the reason we were so compelled to help is-we've had the values of heart and grit all along as a company-but I don't think anyone took it to that level", Marklin said. "I can only be defeated if I allow myself do be defeated". When I read Walter's story, it was something that I wasn't even sure that I would do. "He certainly made an impact on us".

When the crew arrived and introduced themselves to Walter, Lamey said she was touched that they thanked him for showing up.

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