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Student Walks 20 Miles To Work After Car Breaks Down, CEO Finds Out & Arranges Huge Surprise

By - 18th July 2018

A college student from Alabama is inspiring others around the country with his story of determination to be a functioning and credible person in society. Walter Carr faced a bit of a dilemma, but that wasn’t going to mean he would just give up. When his work found out what had happened, they wanted to give him a big surprise after his car had broken down.

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It all started when Walter’s car broke down. Now, most people would have seen that as a sign and they’d have called up work saying they can’t make it in that day – not Walter Carr! Walter was a new hire at the Bellhops moving company.

But the night before he was supposed to start his first shift, his car had broken down

That wasn’t going to stop Walter from making a good impression. He needed this job and he didn’t want to let his team down – especially on his first day. So what did he do? He walked all night over 20 miles from Homewood to Pelham, Alabama, to make it in on time.

During the night, a police officer stopped Walter to find out why he was walking alone on the highway in the middle of the night. When Walter told them what he was doing, the cops were so impressed that they drove him into town and bought him breakfast.

Meanwhile, Jenny Lamey and her family were preparing for their moving day. Early in the morning, they heard a knock at the door. It was Walter and a police officer who explained why they’d arrived at the house before Carr’s due time.

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Jenny was so impressed by Walter’s dedication to the job and go-getting attitude that she invited him inside to rest first. But Walter insisted that he get straight on with the job at hand.

He is humble and kind and cheerful and he had big dreams! He is hardworking and tough.

The story went viral online and even managed to reach the ears of the CEO of the Bellhops moving company, Luke Marklin.

Luke Marklin was “blown away” by Walter’s initiative and dedication to the job. He decided to set up a meeting with Carr to surprise him with a very special gift.

I am honestly blown away by him. Everything he did that day is exactly who we are – heart and grit. So far, he’s batting 1,000.

Marklin surprised Carr with keys to a brand new SUV. Walter was so moved by what had happened, he never thought something like this was possible.

I wanted to show them I got the dedication, I said I’m going to get to this job one way or another.

Walter has plans of joining the U.S. Marines so levels of commitment like this certainly show how far he’s willing to go.

I want people to know this — no matter what the challenge is, you can break through the challenge. Nothing is impossible unless you make it impossible.

Carr was so moved by the gesture but credits his work ethic to how he was raised by his parents.

You can do anything you set your mind to, I’ve got God by my side.

Don’t forget to watch a dedicated young man get the surprise of his life when his car had broken down in the video below. Also, at Happiest we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section. ?