Man starts 20+ mile walk to work, drives home in blessing

Walter Carr is tearful as he's surprised with a new car after walking 20 miles to work

Walter Carr is tearful as he's surprised with a new car after walking 20 miles to work

But he walked until he got here! For many of us, that would be scary, but it was a blessing for Carr. They went to Whataburger with some other officers, and Carr ordered a chicken biscuit. She described Carr's humble, kind nature and exceptional work ethic. It turns out, Carr is also a Hurricane Katrina survivor.

Carr declined offers to rest, instead getting straight to work.

"Yesterday was a long day". How long would take me to get there?' " he said in an interview with The Post. Around 6:30 AM, the doorbell rang. There, he encountered Pelham police officers.

Carr was expected to arrive at a client's home at 8 Pelham, Alabama; so, in order to get there on time, he had to leave his house at around midnight to begin his seven-hour, 20-mile trek.

"The nice kid, Walter, said that he was supposed to help us with our move today".

He struck out finding a ride, but he wasn't about to miss his first day of work at a moving company called Bellhops.

Carr has gotten a lot of attention in the past few days for his nearly 20-mile trek.

According to Lamey, Carr was reluctant to share the story with his co-workers but when they found out, they were equally impressed.

After seeing the Facebook post, Bellhops CEO Luke Marklin drove from Tennessee to Alabama on Monday and presented his dedicated new employee with his personal 2014 Ford Escape.

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Carr said he's incredibly grateful for all the feedback he's gotten since the story went viral. The grit and heart Walter showed defines Bellhops' culture precisely.

"I think there's a decision you make that just feel like the right thing and when we were talking about our options I just knew that the auto I had was going to be in better use with him then with me", Marklin added.

Marklin tweeted Sunday that he was happy to "be on the same team" as Carr and announced he would personally thank him later in the week.

Lamey has since started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for Carr. He credits his parents and God for instilling the value of hard work. "I don't think Walter. was ever going to let not having a vehicle get him down".

"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.

"We are a company that is trying to change a broken, not customer-friendly industry", Marklin said.

He continued: "I want people to know this - no matter what the challenge is, you can break through the challenge. Nothing is impossible unless you make it impossible", he tells the media outlet.

According to, Carr plans to graduate from Lawson State College in December with an associate degree in health sciences.

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