20-year old Walter Carr was due to start a new job with a moving company near Birmingham, Alabama. But the day before his first day was to start at 8:00am, his car broke down. Since he lived 20 miles away, he decided to walk through the night to get to work on time. When the owner of the moving company heard about the dedication of his new employee from the woman whose stuff Carr was scheduled to move, he drove from Tennessee to give him his own car, a 2014 Ford Escort.
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
There is another element of this story. Carr is black and he was picked up by a police officer as he neared the end of his journey. A young black man walking at night in the suburbs is, sadly, the beginning of a scenario that often ends in tragedy. But this officer, after hearing Carr’s story, gave him breakfast and a ride for the rest of the way.
It is welcome that everyone in this story comes out well.