This story began when Walter Carr went to a house in the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama, to start working as a moving service company employee.
Because his car was damaged, Carr decided to walk from his house to his client’s residence.
Though the distance of both locations reached 32 kilometers. The story of Carr’s journey is spread by Jenny Lamey through her Facebook account. Jenny and her husband are clients of moving service companies where Carr works.
In the notes uploaded to the social media, Jenny stated, she and her husband accidentally got up early on Friday to greet the people who will help them move. According to the plan, they arrived at 8:00 a.m.
However, at 6:30 a.m., Jenny’s house bell rang. When the door was opened, it appeared that Carr was accompanied by a local police officer. “The policeman told us that he had brought this ‘good boy’ in Pelham in the early hours of the morning,” Jenny wrote. “That good boy, Walter, said he would help us move today,” Jenny added.
“He walked all night from Homewood to Pelham because he had to get to where he worked. For those of you who read this and not people here, the distance is more than 30 kilometers,” he explained.
As Jenny writes, the police on patrol see Carr on foot. After knowing Carr’s purpose, the police took him by car, breakfast, and drove Carr to work. Jenny Lamey claimed to offer Carr a brief rest before his comrades came. However, Carr refused and immediately worked.
While helping to clean up in the kitchen, according to Jenny, Carr told me about his childhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also told me when his family moved to Houston, Texas, after their home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Car gifts The story Jenny uploaded to social media apparently reached Luke Marklin, the owner of a moving service company, Bellhops, where Carr worked. He then drove from Tennessee to meet with his new employee.
After chatting while drinking coffee, Marklin then handed the keys to his car, a 2014 Ford Escape output, to Carr.
“Honestly, I was amazed by him. Everything he did that day showed us, sincere and strong,” Marklin said. When Marklin handed over the keys to his car, Carr’s face seemed astonished and did not believe what he saw. “This is serious?” he said.
Seconds later Carr hugged his boss and took the car keys. Separately, citizens raised funds to help Carr repair his damaged car. The fundraiser received more than US $ 8,000 or around Rp.115 million before it was closed.
Carr was determined to graduate from college in December with a bachelor’s degree in health science. He hopes to join the US marines and then return to Birmingham to pursue physiotherapy studies.