A company CEO bought a new car for a hardworking employee after hearing how he walked 14 miles to work. Walter Carr’s old vehicle broke down the night before he was due to start working at Bellhops, a removal company based in Pelham, Ala.
But he was so determined to be at work on time for his first 8am shift that he set off from his Homewood house at midnight Saturday. Four miles into his trek, a passing police patrol stopped to check if Carr was okay, WIAT reported.
And officers were so moved by his story that the bought him breakfast, before giving him a ride the rest of the way to a house whose owners were moving that day. Carr turned up first, with homeowner Jeny Hayden Lamey also shocked to discover the dedicated trek he had made to help her out.
She insisted he shared his story with his colleagues when they arrived, and also posted her own tribute to Carr’s dedication on Facebook. His awesome work ethic caught the attention of Bellhops’ CEO Luke Marklin, who gave Walter his own 2014 Ford Escape.
The moving presentation was caught on camera, and has since gone viral. Marklin said beforehand: ‘This is an incredible story. ‘The grit and heart Walter showed defines Bellhops’ culture precisely.