Skip To Content

    This Man Was Gifted A Car After He Walked Almost 20 Miles To Make It To Work On Time

    Good things do happen to good people.

    This is Alabama resident Walter Carr.

    Facebook / Walter Carr

    Walter was recently hired by a moving company called Bellhops, but the unthinkable happened the night before his first day on the new job: his car broke down.

    Instead of calling out of work, Walter decided to walk at midnight the 20 mile journey to help a woman by the name of Jenny Hayden Lamey and her family move.

    CBS affiliate WIAT-TV reported that Walter, "walked at least 14 miles before police picked him up at 4 a.m. Once police heard his story, they took Carr to breakfast. Then, they gave him a ride the rest of the way to the home of the Lamey family, who he was scheduled to help move that morning."

    Jenny shared this heartfelt Facebook post about Walter and his humbleness and it quickly went viral:

    Facebook: jenny.lamey

    After the CEO of Walter's company β€” Luke Marklin β€” found out about the story and his commitment to his job he gifted him his own car, a 2014 Ford Escape.

    CBS / Via

    Here's the full video of Walter getting his new car posted by the Bellhops Twitter account:

    We've all seen the amazing story shared by Jenny about one of our bellhops, Walter Carr, but many have asked if we have any video from the moment CEO @LukeMarklin thanked Walter for the perseverance he demonstrated on his first day w/ @BellhopsMoving #TheWorldNeedsMoreWalters

    This is an incredible story. The grit and heart Walter showed defines Bellhops' culture precisely. I'm really proud to be on the same team as Walter... we set a high bar on service and he just raised it. Look forward to thanking him in person this week.

    And people are FEELING things:

    @BBCNews Walter is a very special guy ... cherish him and look after him @BellhopsMoving πŸ‘

    @BellhopsMoving @PelhamPoliceAL Mr. Marklin, I think your response to this young mans behavior is perfect. Walter is the kind of employee everyone wants and you got him. Walter will go far in life! And how cool that the police took him to breakfast!!! Goodness still exists!!

    Servant leadership means using the resources you have at hand to uplift those around you. That's exactly what Bellhops CEO Luke Marklin did to support Walter Carr in his time of need. This is leadership in action.

    After reading about Walter Carr's 20 mile trek through the night to make the first day on his physically demanding new job I am never going to complain about my commute again!

    BuzzFeed has reached out to Luke for comment and will update this post when he gets back to us.

    Like I said, I’m totally not crying at this story, you are! Bye!


    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form