It doesn’t matter what hurdle may be in the way of getting into work, it can be a little daunting having to tell your boss, no matter how nice they might be.
Especially when it’s your first day at work, and you want to impress them.
And that’s why, when Walter Carr, Alabama, car broke down the night before his 1st day at Bellhops, a moving company, he decided to walk to work… a whole twenty miles away.
And his determination to impress at his first day of work paid off.
Walter had 4 hours of sleep before he hit the road at midnight, getting a few hours into his trek to be met by a police officer questioning where he was heading.
And, after hearing that his journey was a whole twenty miles away, the officer offered his assistance by giving him a lift, which obviously, he took.
The officer dropped him off at his destination, which was at the house of Jenny Hayden Lamey, who was moving that day, knocking on the door at 6:30 am and explaining his situation.
It’s safe to say, Jenny was absolutely blown away, taking to Facebook after her move to express her gratitude for the young boys drive and determination.
In her post she explained that they’d gotten up early to ensure everything was prepared for their move.
“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. It was his first day on the job with this moving company (Bellhops) and he was “training” today,” she explained.
“The officer proceeded to tell us that the previous evening Walter’s car broke down and he didn’t know how he was going to get to work. So he left Homewood at MIDNIGHT and started WALKING to Pelham on 280.
“We introduced ourselves to Walter and told the officer he was just fine to stay here with us until the rest of the crew arrived. I asked Walter if he wanted to go upstairs and rest until everyone else arrived. He declined and said he could go ahead and get started. So he began working alongside Chris and I before the rest of the crew arrived,” she continued, explaining in the rest of the post how driven and hardworking the young man was.
And honestly, we think so, as well.
His resilience didn’t go unnoticed by the company he worked for either.
Luke Marklin, the CEO of Bellhops, met up with Walter to thank him for his extreme efforts to get into work. Most people would probably just ring in and say they can’t come in that day, but not Walter.
How did he thank him for walking twenty miles just so he could show up for work?
He got him a new car.
“I’d like to give you this car right here. Today. Like right now. Like you can drive away with it,” Marklin said as per Spotlight Stories.
It was a 2014 Ford Escape, too. Not too shabby, right?
We need more people in this world like Walter.
What do you think?