College Student Receives Car From CEO After Walking 20 Miles to Work

Alabama college student Walter Carr left is given keys to a car by Bellhops CEO Luke Marklin in Pelham Ala. Monday

Carr's determination to make it to his first day of work captured hearts across the nation.

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

The rest of the crew arrived later in the morning and Lamey insisted Carr share the story of his grueling night with the other movers.

"The nice kid, Walter, said that he was supposed to help us with our move today". He WALKED ALL NIGHT to get from Homewood to Pelham. Carr declined, saying he'd had a four-hour nap the night before and was ready to get started with the move.

That's over 20 miles. There, he encountered Pelham police officers, who took him to breakfast and dropped him at his assignment. He chose to leave his house in Homewood at midnight, after sleeping for four hours, and begin the trek to the home of the family he was going to help move.

Meanwhile, Lamey has since put up a Go Fund Me page for Walter, raising around $6,000 thus far in donations. What would have been a roughly 30 minute drive turned into an attempt to walk seven hours just to get to work on time. "I am in total awe of this young man!" she continued.

Struggling to keep the tears at bay, Walter Carr got the surprise of his life on Monday when a new auto was presented to him after his story of determination went viral.

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When Bellhops CEO Luke Marklin learned about his new employee, he drove his own auto, a 2014 Ford Escape, from Tennessee on Monday to surprise Carr with it. "That's going to have to be all I have to say because now it's not just a story they've heard about or that I've read to them, they got to meet this young man, to see somebody that did something they didn't even think was possible, or that anybody would want to do".

An emotional Mr Carr responded "Seriously?"

When the other movers from Bellhops arrived to the Lamey home on Friday morning, Carr shook their hand, and they thanked him for coming, having no idea what he'd been through.

He hopes to join the US Marines before returning to Birmingham to study physical therapy.

"I wanted to show them I got the dedication".

"I want to show my job I am what I said I was in my interview-that I'm dedicated".

"No matter what the challenge is, you can break through the challenge", Carr said. "Nothing is impossible unless you make it impossible", he tells the media outlet. In her Facebook post, Lamey reflected on what a great experience she'd had and on how humble Carr was when receiving praise from the officers, his coworkers and Lamey's family.


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