Bellhops rewards gritty college student who walked to first day of work

Student walks 20 miles in middle of night to make it to first day of work

Student walks 20 miles in middle of night to make it to first day of work

He told the couple Carr's incredible story, revealing how he walked all night to get to his very first day on the job at Lamey's house. Lamey also set up a GoFundMe page to thank Carr for his tireless efforts and help him with his vehicle troubles. What would have been a roughly 30 minute drive turned into an attempt to walk seven hours just to get to work on time.

He didn't tell anybody what he was doing, and his grueling walk might have gone unnoticed. Lamey wrote in her Facebook post.

Marklin was so touched by the story of his new employee's dedication to work that he drove his own barely-used auto over from Tennessee to surprise the student.

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Walter Carr had just started a new job with Bellhops moving company.

Carr said he promised himself he was going to get to his first day on the job "one way or another". For those reading this that are not local, that's over 20 miles.

Another officer then took him to his job where he was going to help Jenny Lamey's family move.

"I asked Walter if he wanted to go upstairs and rest until everyone else arrived", said Lamey in a Facebook post.

The Pelham Police Department also praised Carr for his dedication, tweeting: "Proud to have encountered this young man".


That's when Knighten and two other officers took him to breakfast.

When Carr continued his walk to work several hours later, another officer found him and drove him the rest of the way to the Pelham home of Jenny Lamey.

Lamey and her husband were up early, putting their furniture out in the yard for the moving company to pick up. Carr reacted to the surprise with shock and awe.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Walter. He and his mother lost their home in Hurricane Katrina and they came and made their home in Birmingham, ' she wrote.

Carr told him he was walking to work and still had and other fifteen miles to go. "God blessed me so much".

Mr Carr plans to graduated from college in December with a degree in health sciences.

After graduation, Carr wants to join the Marines.

Lamey then asked Carr to tell the crew just what he did to get there that day.

After chatting over a cup of coffee, Mr Marklin handed Mr Carr the keys to his own 2014 Ford Escape. "And when I read that story on Sunday I was blown away, and I couldn't think of a better story of what this company is all about".

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