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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBMA) —
A young man who walked 20 miles to his job can now drive wherever he needs to go.
Days - Job - Company - CEO - Walter
Barely three days after starting a new job, the company's CEO hooked up Walter Carr with his very own Ford Escape.
The night before Carr was set to begin his new job at Bellhops Moving, his car broke down. But that wasn't going to stop him from coming to work. Carr began walking around midnight on Friday, from Homewood to Pelham, determined to help a family move.
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Pelham Police officers who passed Carr on his walk picked him up along Pelham Parkway, then took him to eat breakfast. They dropped him off at Jennifer Lamey's home half an hour before his appointment.
The family was so touched, Lamey made a Facebook post. Her words on social media broke through to the company's headquarters in Chattanooga. On Monday afternoon, Bellhops CEO Luke Marklin presented Carr with his own personal car at a Birmingham Econo Lodge.
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In front of a crowd of people outside the hotel, Marklin handed Carr the keys. "I'd like to give you this car right here. Today. Like right now. Like you can drive away with it," he said to Carr.
Marklin then asked Carr if he would like to take a sit in his new whip. With a smile a mile-wide, Carr walked around the back of the car and hopped right in it.
Family - Yours - Marklin
"It's served my family really well. I think it will serve yours," Marklin says to...
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