Young man walks 20 miles to get to work on his first day there, then finds the company’s CEO waiting for him with a present….

Although the younger generations often preach about living a “hustle” lifestyle, I don’t believe any of us can compare to this young man. We’d like to introduce you to Walter Carr, a young guy from Alabama who was going to be late for his first day of work. Walter was fortunate enough to get employment with Bellhops, a moving company.

His first day at his new work was a disaster from the start․
Unfortunately for Walter, his car broke down the night before he started his new job.

That could not have come at a worse time.

But Walter took the things into his hands. He was resolved to use whatever means required to get to his new work. The young man had a determination that not many people have.

He had just started this job, and he was determined to keep it.

He has fully functioning legs. He could walk. Walter was commuting from Homewood, and Pelham was the destination on his first day of work. That is once again 20 whole miles.

As absurd as it may seem, Walter stayed true to his plan. He prepared for his trip by sleeping for four hours. It was time for him to get up at midnight.

He began to walk and didn’t even turn back. Considering how challenging the area may be, he wore Nike joggers.

After a few hours of walking, Walter met a policeman. The policeman asked him about his destination and the reason he was walking. The young man informed him that he had walked all the way to Pelham to go to work. This was all the officer needed to hear.

The officer provided Walter with a hearty breakfast and offered to drive him to Pelham.
Walter was now at the right place. The officer went with him to the house that called the movers. A few hours before the movers were scheduled to arrive, they heard a knock at the door. Walter and the policeman were there.

The officer told them about “this nice kid” who walked from Homewood to Pelham, which is about 20 miles away.
It was a good method to introduce the new person.  Jenny Hayden Lamey was amazed by Walter’s determination (and, of course, his stamina) on the job.

“The doorbell rang at 6:30 a.m. That was a police officer. He went on to say that he had picked up “this nice kid” early this morning in Pelham.  Walter told us that he was going to help us move today.”
She let him in and took him on a tour. Walter turned down Jenny’s offer to let him have a break upstairs.

The young man came here to work, and he planned to do just that. This dedication and work ethic weren’t something to laugh at. Walter waited this group of coworkers, and they wasted no time in getting started. 

Not only Jenny’s family appreciated Walter’s efforts; many others did as well. When their car breaks down, not everyone merely decides to walk the twenty miles to work.

CEO of Bellhops Luke Marklin met with Walter in person. He explained to him why the journey was important and how it revealed a lot about Walter’s character.

“Anyone who would go that far to do his duty deserves particular appreciation. Hey Walter, I believe you said that your car had broken down. Do you think getting a new car might help with some of your issues?”

Walter received Marklin’s 2014 Ford Escape. Walter had a hard time believing that.

“I want to hand you this car right now. Today. Like at this very moment. Like you can get in your car and go with it,” Marklin said.

His persistence and hard work paid off in the best way possible. Now, he’ll never be late again or have to walk to work.  His determination really is life-changing to see, and it makes for a great story.

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