CEO gives car to student who walked 20 miles for his first day at work

In a Facebook post that has gone viral, Pelham resident Jenny Lamey recounted the story of an incredible young man who walked 20 miles for his first day at work.

A college student from Alabama named Walter Carr just got a job at Bellhops Moving. However, a setback happened the night before his first day at work – his 2003 Nissan Altima broke down. He reached out to his friends and his girlfriend to try to get a ride going to Pelham where he was scheduled to help a client move out, but nothing worked out.

But Walter was not the type who gets disheartened easily. While most people in this situation would have given up, he decided to show his dedication to the company by walking from his residence in Homewood to the client’s house in Pelham!

“He said, ‘Are you Walter Carr?’ and he was like, ‘Get in the car, I got you,’” Walter said.

The officer then took him to the home of Jenny Lamey, the client Walter was scheduled to help that day. With the help of the kind cops, Walter was able to get there even before his shift started.

Walter feels overwhelmed with all that has happened and is grateful to everyone who played a part in it.

“I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t think that 20-mile walk would mean anything to anybody.” he said. “I’m really thankful for it, the car, for everything.”

Watch the emotional moment Walter was presented with his car.