When it comes to work and business, many of us have experienced the moment when you have to push through no matter what and perform to your very best. Walter Carr, a 20-year-old from Homewood, who is hoping to become a marine, knew that there was no turning back when his car broke down the evening before his first day at a moving company, located 20 miles away. So, Walter did not hesitate and looked at the situation from a rather brave perspective.
Meet Walter Carr, a 20-year-old who moved to Homewood after him and his mother lost their home due to Hurricane Katrina
A couple of days ago, Walter was getting ready for his first day at a moving company when his car broke down unexpectedly
Since his job was 20 miles away he decided to walk, he started at midnight and was planning to reach his destination in the morning
While he was walking his 14th mile alone in the dark, a couple of policemen saw him and asked if he’s alright
After Walter told what happened to him, they took him to have breakfast and gave him a ride to his work where he was supposed to help a family move
When he arrived at his destination, the owner of the house couldn’t believe how committed Walter was to his work
She was planning to raise $2.000 for Carr and it quickly grew all the way to $34.000
And that’s not all! Once the CEO of the company where Walter worked heard about his employee’s commitment, he gifted him his own car!
It’s safe to say that Walter couldn’t believe what was happening to him that day!
Carr’s story touched many people and became a symbol of courage and kindness, they even came up with a hashtag #belikeWalter to support this young man!
Watch an entire video of Walter receiving his car!