When his car broke down, Walter Carr couldn't find a ride to his new job, which was 20 miles away. So, he decided to walk. The CEO was so touched by his effort to get to work, he bought Carr a new car.
Carr had to be at his new job as a mover by 8 a.m. on Friday in Pelham, Alabama. Because his car broke down, he decided to walk, leaving the night before. Carr was walking on the highway to work when he was picked up by a police officer, who then bought him breakfast and drove him to his customer's house.
His customer, Jenny Lamey, was extremely moved by Carr's efforts. She started a fundraising page in an effort to help him with his car troubles.
"I just can't tell you how touched I was by Walter and his journey. He is humble and kind and cheerful and he had big dreams! He is hardworking and tough," she wrote on Facebook.
The CEO of Carr's company, Luke Marklin, saw the Facebook post and was so impacted by Carr's effort for his company, he bought him a 2014 Ford Escape.
Both Marklin and Lamey felt inspired to help him, as Carr and his mother had lost their home to Hurricane Katrina and been forced to move to Alabama.
An aspiring US Marine, Carr's discipline, dedication, and heart has inspired many people.
"Decisions in your life that are sometimes big and that you make pretty quickly because they're the right thing to do - and this was one of them," Marklin told WMBA.
"I wanted to show them that I have the dedication and that I always have [it] in my life and that I am going to get to this job one way or the other. I tell people if you think over 20 miles is a lot, then come walk in my shoes because my shoes were really killing me that day," he said.
Not many people would walk in your shoes, Walter, and now even YOU don't have to!
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