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Man Walks 20 Miles To Work Until One Day Cop Follows Him And Sees Why

The cop car pulled up alongside him but he continued to plod forward but the car continued to follow he had to make it ten miles to go and he’d be safe he looked at his watch and walked faster his legs burning as he powered on but there was no deterring this policeman, hello wonderful people I’m Scott Leffler for waterbody and here is man walks 20 miles to work until one day cop follows him and sees why before Walter Carr had moved to Homewood Alabama with his mother after tragedy struck they’d hoped to rebuild their lives after their home was destroyed by the monster

Hurricane Katrina and wanted to start fresh Walter was a 20-year-old student but he was determined to work to Support his mother little did he know just how hard that would prove to be Walter had heard that there was a position available at bellhops a moving company about 20 miles away from where he lived it was far to travel but he had his trusty old car so he drove over and filled in the application and was lucky to get an interview right then and there he shook the hiring managers hand and agreed to start the very next day if Only it were so easy just a few feet away from his driveway his old car spluttered to a halt Walters’s heart started to race as he opened the hood and peered inside of all days his car chose this one to finally give in and died to his

dismay smoke poured from the engine and he knew there would be no starting it again Walter pulled out his phone to tell the manager of bellhops that he wouldn’t be starting after all then he changed his Mind Walter was young and fit but still 20 miles is an impossible distance but Walter was determined maybe he could do it he keyed the address into Google Maps and then he started to cry in defeat it would take him seven hours to get there on foot and he had no money to get his car repaired what could Walter do he needed this job his mother was unable to make the house payments and they could find themselves Homeless again within a month Walter simply couldn’t let that happen he had to try so he set his alarm for 12:00 a.m. and trying to get a

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good night’s sleep when 12 a.m. rolled around Walter awoke he pulled on his most comfortable sneakers threw on his jacket and set off into the night it would take seven hours to get there but he was determined to reach the bellhop’s client on time as if walking the backbreaking 20 miles wasn’t Enough life decided to throw Walter another curveball Walter had started his walk at a brisk pace but by the time he reached the halfway mark his legs were shaking sweat poured from his face and his feet burned he’d walked over ten miles and the exertion was taking its toll the thought of losing his job and the first day kept him going as he focused on moving one

foot after the other again and again then he saw a flash of Blue he’d been too focused on keeping his legs moving to notice but a car had been following for the last ten minutes it was 4:20 a.m. and he still had miles and miles to go then the car flashed his lights and blared its short warning siren and he knew they were there for him Walter turned his head to see the cop roll up beside him where are you rushing off to buddy the cop asked pointedly he had a rough and late night on patrol duty and the last thing he Wanted was more trouble Walter gasping for breath tried to answer him without breaking his stride he was all too aware that the clock was ticking the Kampf

insane enough and ordered Walter into the car he didn’t care to find out what this young man was doing in the street at that late hour as far as he was concerned he was up to no good but when Walter mustered enough breath to tell him the reason for his late-night walkabout his eyes widened in Disbelief officer Shawn gray had seen many things in his life but this boy’s determination astounded him beyond relief they drove the next 6 miles in silence until Walter saw the house appear in the distance relief crashed over him like a wave he’d made it before time had run out he thanked officer gray and shakily got out of the car but there was still more surprises for Walter on that fateful day the policeman escorted Walter to the door and told the

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Homeowner Jenny Hayden Lanie how he had traveled 14 miles on foot to help her with her move she was flabbergasted by his dedication when the rest of the bellhop’s crew arrived Walter tirelessly got to work loading boxes into the moving van he was exhausted but he kept going then Jenny wrote the post on Facebook that exploded overnight Jenny’s Facebook post read yesterday was A long day but a good day Chris and I woke up around 5:45 a.m. to get everything staged and ready for the movers around 6:30 a.m. the doorbell rang it was a police officer he proceeded to tell us that he had picked up this nice kid in Pelham early this morning the nice kid Walter said that he was supposed to help us with our move today it was his first day on the job with

his moving company bellhops and he was Training today the officer proceeded to tell us that the previous evening Walters car broke down and he didn’t know how he was going to get to work so he left Homewood at midnight and started walking to Pelham on 280 he walked all night to get from Homewood to the poem because he needed to get to work jenny was so awed by Walters determination to get to his job that she Started a GoFundMe account to raise the money he needed to repair his car the target was set at $2,000 but when netizens read Jenny’s heartfelt post the original amount was exceeded by a whopping $32,000 but soon after that Walters action got the attention of bellhops CEO Luke Marklin Marklin immediately got into his Ford

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Escape and drove it from Tennessee to Homewood on his arrival he presented a gobsmacked Walter with the keys Walter Couldn’t believe his eyes the CEO of bellhops had just given him his own family car it was all too overwhelming and Walter started to cry he’d never experienced such kindness before as the whole community rallied behind him and cheered him on Walters exemplary behavior has inspired thousands of people and Jenny’s original Facebook post has since garnered an astounding 2,000 shares and comments one commenter wrote I’m definitely really Touched by his journey as well it’s impressive how we can give excuses to not do something but there are people like Walter who don’t like excuses and just do and another life is made of challenges Walter passed the test gracious and humble man I can’t imagine how many times on that

Lonely walk down to 80 in the middle of the night did he want to turn back how many times did he wonder if this was the best idea how many times did he want to find a place To sit or lie down and wait till morning when he could maybe get somebody to pick him up and bring him back home but he walked until he got here Jenny wrote in on Walter’s dedication to his job has become a symbol of the hard-working American and the determination has even inspired a hashtag movement titled hashtag be like Walter on social media but Walter remains humble and shrugs all the praise off saying I just walked he aspires to Become a Marine one day and he’s definitely proved to the world that he can achieve anything he sets his mind to.