US man walks 20 miles for first day of work, gets big reward

Alabama-  Walter Carr did not want to miss his first day at work or be late, as a truck mover. So when his car broke down he was unable to find a transport to get to work so he decided to walk to work, 20 miles – (32 kilometers).

After a  long night of walking and two very sore feet, the 20-year-old fortunes changed after his new boss found out what Carr had done and gave him the keys to his own car, a Ford Escape.

The story was posted online and has been widely shared after an Alabama woman called Carr’s boss Luke Marklin’s company’s to help with her moving.

Jenny Lamey, posted the unique story over the weekend on Facebook.

Y’all. I am blown away. I would say I am rendered speechless but, in my case when I am overwhelmed, the opposite…

Posted by Jenny Hayden Lamey on Monday, 16 July 2018

“He is humble and kind and cheerful,” she said of Carr in a post that by Wednesday had drawn more than 6,000 reactions.

“I am in total awe of this young man!” she said.

Lamey learned from Carr that his family, originally from New Orleans, had lost their home in Hurricane Katrina and had then moved to Alabama.

But Carr, who moved from New Orleans to Alabama after his family decided the move after Hurrican Katrina in 2005.

He left his place in Homewood, Alabama, shortly before midnight on Friday, figuring that as a former high school cross-country runner he could manage the 20 miles on foot.

Four hours later, as he was taking a breather, a police officer stopped to check on him.

Impressed by Carr’s sincerity — and learning that the young man had had little to eat — the officer bought him breakfast, then drove him a few miles farther before wishing him well.

After Carr had walked as far as the town of Pelham, another policeman — alerted to Carr’s plight by the first officer — stopped and gave him a ride the rest of the way.

Jenny Lamey was at home at 6:30 am Saturday when her 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.”

She and her husband told Carr he could relax until the rest of the moving team arrived, but he insisted on getting straight to work packing.

Later, when Marklin heard the story, he decided to give the young man his car.

“This is my car,” he said, handing his newest employee the keys, “and I’d like it to be your car.”

“Seriously?” the young man asked in amazement.

Video Credit- YouTube

Article sourced from AFP

Photo Credit- Bellhops via YouTube

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