An Alabama college student walked 20 miles to get to his first day of work and ended up with a new car, a gift from his boss.
WBMA-TV reports Walter Carr’s car broke down the night before he was set to begin his new job at a moving company, so Carr started walking from Homewood to Pelham at midnight and reached his destination by 4 a.m.
Pelham police officers who passed Carr on his walk picked him up, took him for breakfast, and dropped him off at the client’s home half an hour early.
The client, Jennifer Lamey, was so touched when Carr went straight to work, she started a GoFundMe and made a Facebook post that reached the company’s headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
On Monday, Bellhops CEO Luke Marklin presented Carr with his own personal Ford Escape at a Birmingham motel.
“I wanted to show them that I have the dedication, and that I always have (it) in my life, and that I am going to get to this job one way or the other,” Carr told the TV station. “(I) tell people if you think over 20 miles is a lot, then come walk in my shoes, because my shoes was really killing me that day.”