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Kind-Hearted! This boss gave his car to an employee who walked 32 Kilometer to reach workplace

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 July 2018, 12:19 IST

Walter Carr from Alabama walked 32 kilometers to reach on time on his first day of work, his boss rewarded him with his own car.

According to CBS News, Walter walked to his workplace when he realised that his car broke down before his first day at his new job with Bellhops. He started walking at midnight in order to reach in time.

Pelham Police spotted Walter in the early hours of Sunday morning, after he had been walking for four hours from Homewood to Pelham. The officers then bought him breakfast and drove him to work - a home in Pelham where Walter's company Bellhops was scheduled to help move a family.

The officers who gave him a ride shared his story with the homeowner, Jenny Lamey - who shared it with the world in a viral Facebook post praising Walter. "He was from New Orleans. He and his mother lost their home in Hurricane Katrina and they came and made their home in Birmingham," she related.

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"I asked Walter if he wanted to go upstairs and rest until everyone else arrived," wrote Jenny. However, even after having walked for hours, Walter refused to rest.

When news of Walter's journey reached the CEO of Bellhops, he decided to do something special for the dedicated employee.

On Monday, CEO Luke Marklin gifted Walter his 2014 Ford Escape car.

Walter's story has touched a chord with many on the Internet, including Pelham Police, who praised him in a Twitter post.

"So nice to hear an uplifting story in this messed up world! We need more Walters!" wrote one commenter on Facebook. "Great job Walter. Proud to see young people who are determined to do the right thing and are trustworthy," said another.

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First published: 19 July 2018, 12:19 IST