Published: Wed, July 18, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Student Who Walked 20 Miles To Work Rewarded With New Car

Student Who Walked 20 Miles To Work Rewarded With New Car

Walter Carr isn't the kind of man to make excuses.

Carr is a New Orleans native who lost his house in Hurricane Katrina.

It's my first day in the job, ' " Carr recalled. So he recorded his answers again.

Carr, a college student at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, had just been hired to work as a mover for Bellhop Moving Company.

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Carr ran into vehicle trouble when it broke down last week and in order to help a family move, he started walking to their home around midnight on Friday.

Along the way, Carr sat down because his legs were hurting and he was stopped by Officer Mark Knighten of Pelham Police Department, the department told ABC News. "The police officer said they picked him up earlier that morning, took him to get some breakfast and once they checked his story out, brought Walter to our house". They gave him a ride and took him out for an early breakfast at Whataburger; they insisted on buying him lunch, too. I'm really proud to be on the same team as Walter. we set a high bar on service and he just raised it. Look forward to thanking him in person this week. "What he had endured just to be there to help me with my move".

Ms Lamey said she offered him a rest before the moving crew arrived, but Mr Carr declined and got right to work.

"He was like, 'Where are you going?' and I was like, 'It's hard to believe, it's going to sound real insane, but I'm actually headed to work.'" Carr said.

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On Monday, Bellhops CEO Luke Marklin surprised Carr by giving him his own 2014 Ford Escape, which he drove down from Chattanooga. I can't imagine how many times on that lonely walk down 280 in the middle of the night did he want to turn back'.

"No matter what the challenge is, you can break through the challenge", Carr said. "Nothing is impossible unless you make it impossible". "Like you can drive away with it", he said to Carr.

Knighten and officers Klint Rhodes and Carl Perkinson then took Carr to a church so he could be in a safe place before it was time to go to work, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While Carr wasn't going to talk about what happened, Lamey said she told him to tell his story, and the other workers were amazed.

"The nice kid, Walter, said that he was supposed to help us with our move today". ". It's that "Never die" attitude". According to a viral Facebook post, he got to work instead. He told Carr that he was coming in to give him a pat on the back and get a cup of coffee together. The grit and heart Walter showed defines Bellhops' culture precisely. I've got God by my side. 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".

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