Carr set off at midnight from Homewood for the 20-mile journey on Friday after his auto broke down right before his first day at the moving company.
'Look forward to thanking him in person this week'.
He told the officers that he was determined to make the long journey to make it to his first day of work. As a former high school cross-country runner, he knew he could do it in less.
She asked Carr if he wanted to rest before moving the family's belongings, but he respectfully declined her offer and got right to work moving several items.
Even though Carr was just doing his job, he left quite the positive impression on the Lameys and the Pelham Police Department. And he wasn't going to let a little thing like a broken-down vehicle stop him from getting in on time.
Hearing of his new employee's efforts, Luke Marklin, the chief executive of moving company, Bellhops, chose to drive from nearby Tennesee to meet Mr Carr.
"Chris and I woke up around 5:45am to get everything staged and ready for the movers". In Pelham, police officers spotted him.
Without an alternate mode of transport, Mr Carr began a 32km night trek on-foot through the streets of Birmingham, Alabama to make it to his first job in the morning. Under the guise of having coffee, Marklin met with Carr and surprised him with an SUV.
"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.
He told local news that his mother and father had raised him to help others, and he said that he plans to use his new auto to do just that.
After hearing his story, police took him to breakfast and dropped him at his assignment. "He WALKED ALL NIGHT", wrote Lamey on her Facebook. Everyone got along as if they were old friends, Carr and Lamey said.
"Walter said that he was supposed to help us with our move today".
"I can't imagine what kept him going", Lamey said.
She insisted he shared his story with his colleagues when they arrived, and also posted her own tribute to Carr's dedication on Facebook. His story had checked out, so they felt like the least they could do was to help him and drive him to the house, since he had already walked such a great distance. He set out at midnight to go the twenty plus miles.
Carr broke down in tears when Luke Marklin, the CEO of Bellhops, handed over the set of keys to a 2014 Ford Escape, reports Daily Mail. We wish him the best.
The grit and heart Walter showed defines Bellhops' culture precisely. He also wants his story to inspire other people to fight against the odds. "It's up to us whether we can".