Setting a brilliant example of professionalism and dedication towards his work, a young man in the US, walked for 32 kilometers to get to his work on time on the first day of his job. And impressed by his amazing devotion and determination, his boss gifted him a car, after his story went viral winning hearts online.
As it happened, Walter Carr from the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama did not want to be late on the first day at work after his car broke down the previous evening. After failing to arrange for a ride from any of his friends he decided to cover the distance on foot and started a journey at mid-night to report for his duty before 8 am in the morning.
On his long route when he was almost at his destination near Pelham, a police officer found him walking and enquired what was he up to. Knowing his story, the cop was so fascinated by the young man’s grit, that he took him for an early breakfast and then dropping him at the client’s home where he was supposed to work.
This deserves 1000 retweets! Read this amazing story about Walter, a new bellhop in Birmingham.
— Bellhops (@BellhopsMoving) July 15, 2018
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Pelham Police Department too shared images of the young man, who was an ex-marine officer to inspired others, using a hashtag #BeLikeWalter.
— Pelham Police Dept (@PelhamPoliceAL) July 16, 2018
His story quickly went viral on the Internet with Netizens lauding him for going above and beyond.
— Krause (@bostonkrause) July 17, 2018
This young people of today, is what is called work ethic. A concept that unfortunately is really lacking in today’s society!! Well done young man! Unintentionally, you have become an amazing role model! Blessings I wish for you are endless!! #BeLikeWalter
— Kerrie (@Kerrie63277663) July 17, 2018
wow, beautiful story on true dedication to a job and the police are true to uphold the law and to serve the people which is what they did for this young man. it is moving and making me tear up reading it too
— Suzette Mauger (@SuzetteMauger) July 17, 2018
What an amazing story. It teared me up. Also, see all police officers are not bad cops . There is kindness in all of us .
— Glyne Elcock (@GlyneElcock) July 17, 2018
CEO of the packers and movers company Luke Marklin thanked Carr for the perseverance he demonstrated on his first day and gifted him a new his own Ford Escape.
We’ve all seen the amazing story shared by Jenny about one of our bellhops, Walter Carr, but many have asked if we have any video from the moment CEO @LukeMarklin thanked Walter for the perseverance he demonstrated on his first day w/ @BellhopsMoving #TheWorldNeedsMoreWalters pic.twitter.com/mXrvI2JQoP
— Bellhops (@BellhopsMoving) July 17, 2018
“I am honestly blown away by him,” Marklin said. “Everything he did that day is exactly who we are – heart and grit.” An emotional Carr responded “Seriously?” He then hugged Mr Marklin and accepted the keys.