Man starts 20+ mile walk to work, drives home in blessing

The college student's car broke down just before his first day of work

Student walks 20 miles in middle of night to make it to first day of work

A man in Birmingham, Alabama who walked more than 30km to his new job was moved to tears when his boss gave him his own new auto on Monday. He had less than 4 miles to go when another officer pulled up to check on him.

As more people got word of the story, it attracted more positive attention on social media.

Lamey said this is just the beginning of what she hopes is a long friendship between Carr and her family. He proceeded to tell us that he had picked up "this nice kid" in Pelham early this morning.

So, not wanting to show up late on his first day, 20-year-old Carr left his home in Homewood, Ala., around midnight and started walking, alone in the dark, so he could get to the job on time, AL.com reported. On Monday, just three days after the 20-mile trek, Marklin made the trip down from the company's Tennessee headquarters to meet Carr.

Lamey said Carr, despite walking for hours, declined her offer to rest and had plenty of energy for the job, according to a GoFundMe page she started to help him with his vehicle troubles.

Lamey offered Walter an upstairs bedroom to nap until the rest of the crew arrived, but he refused and got to work.

After the moving job was done, Lamey, impressed by Carr's determination, shared his story on Facebook.

"I just can't tell you how touched I was by Walter and his journey", Ms Lamey wrote. "How many times did he wonder if this was the best idea".

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Knighten and officers Klint Rhodes and Carl Perkinson then took Carr to a church so he could be in a safe place before it was time to go to work, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I am in total awe of this young man!" she continued.

He struck out finding a ride, but he wasn't about to miss his first day of work at a moving company called Bellhops. "Like you can drive away with it", he said to Carr. "Everything he did that day is exactly who we are - heart and grit", Mr Marklin told ABC News.

Despite all the praise he has received, Carr remains humble. He then hugged Mr Marklin and accepted the keys.

Carr is due to graduate from Lawson State in December with an associate degree in health sciences.

"He was like, 'Where are you going?' and I was like, 'It's hard to believe, it's going to sound real insane, but I'm actually headed to work.'" Carr said.

"I was just thinking about my route, how I was going to get there in the time frame I needed to", Carr said. He said no and got to work. "I wanted to beat the crew members there to let the company know how dedicated I am". "Nothing is impossible unless you make it impossible".

Carr said he knew God was with him, and while he did have thoughts of turning back, he knew that wasn't the type of man he was, and so he kept going.

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