Acts of Kindness
Young man is spotted walking 20 miles to work for his 1st day then sees CEO waiting with a gift
The young man's car broke down the day before his first shift, but he wasn't going to let that stop him.
Jenny Brown

The younger generations love to preach about the “hustle” lifestyle, but I don’t think we can touch this man.

Meet Walter Carr, a young man from Alabama who was going to be late for his first day on the job.

Walter landed a job at Bellhops, a moving company.

His first trip to his new job went terribly.

The night before his first day, Walter’s car broke down.

Talk about the worst timing.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

His destination was 20 miles away. It’d be hard not to give up if we were in his position.

But Walter did the opposite.

He was determined to get to his new job by any means necessary.

There was a persistence about the young man that not many people have.

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

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Google Maps Screenshot

He’s got perfectly functioning legs.

He could walk. Walter was coming from Homewood, and the site of his first day on the job was Pelham.

Once again, that’s 20 whole miles.

As crazy as it sounds, Walter stuck to his plan.

He took a 4-hour nap and prepared for his journey.

By midnight, it was time for him to get up.

He started walking, and he didn’t look back.

He wore Nike joggers knowing how rough the terrain could be.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

Walter met a police officer a few hours into his walk.

The officer asked him where he was going, and why he was on foot.

The young man told him he was on his way to work, all the way in Pelham.

This was enough for the officer to hear.

The cop bought Walter breakfast and offered him a ride to Pelham.

Now Walter was where he needed to be.

The officer accompanied him to the house that called the movers.

It was the Lamey family, and they got a knock at the door a few hours before the movers were expected.

It was Walter and the police officer.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

The officer told them about “this nice kid” who walked 20 miles from Homewood to Pelham.

That is quite the way to introduce the new guy, but any other introduction wouldn’t have done him justice.

Jenny Hayden Lamey was blown away by the determination (and the stamina, obviously) demonstrated by Walter on the job.

“Around 6:30am the doorbell rang. It was a police officer. He proceeded to tell us that he had picked up ‘this nice kid’ in Pelham early this morning. The nice kid. Walter, said that he was supposed to help us with our move today”

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

She let him inside and showed him around.

Jenny offered to let Walter take a breather upstairs, but he refused.

The young man came here to work, and that’s what he would do.

His drive and motivation were nothing to scoff at.

Eventually, the rest of the moving crew showed up.

This was the company Walter knew to expect, and they wasted no time. Jenny thought it was very sweet and moving (no pun intended).

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The members of Jenny’s family weren’t the only ones who held Walter’s efforts in high regard.

Not everyone walks 20 miles to their job when their car breaks down.

Luke Marklin, the CEO of Bellhops, met up with Walter himself.

He let him know that the journey was a big deal and showed something about Walter’s character.

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YouTube Screenshot - Bellhops

Any man walking that far to do their job deserves special recognition.

Hey, Walter, you mentioned your car broke down, right?

I don’t suppose a new car would solve some of your problems?

Marklin gave Walter his 2014 Ford Escape.

Young Walter could hardly believe it.

“I’d like to give you this car right here. Today. Like right now. Like you can drive away with it,” Marklin told him.

YouTube Screenshot - Bellhops
YouTube Screenshot - Bellhops

Walter was taken aback by the gift.

His hard work and determination paid off in the best way possible.

Now, he won’t ever be late or have to walk again.

His determination truly is life-changing to witness, and it makes for a fantastic story.

Click the video below to watch Luke Marklin gift Walter a new car!

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