How badly have you even wanted something or just anything? Now twist that around to not just any random want or need but a situation that needs you to make it or make it without an option to procrastinate.
Carr says he hopes his story inspires others to fight for what they want out of life, even if it means having sore feet. If you want to know why then read on.
After suffering misfortunes and realizing they were gonna lose their house, 20 year old Walter Carr a Birmingham College Student and wanna-be Marine initially from New Orleans, Louisiana who had moved to Alabama – having lost their house to Katrina Hurricane teaches us about what happens when Opportunity meets Preparedness.
Having secured a job at Bellhops Moving – He resolved to walk an almost 20 miles to work as the night before, his 2003 Nissan Altima made it’s last attempt at being usable. The Engine simply knocked off. Walter Carr, who couldn’t find a ride after this, walked from Homewood at midnight in order to arrive at his Bellhops moving job in Pelham by 8 a.m. Friday. He used Google Maps to calculate the time it would take to walk from his house to the job site. That was a whooping 7 hours – but that didn’t stop him. He ate something around midnight and headed out on foot all the way from Homewood to Pelham in the early morning hours of July 14 in time to make it to his work station before 8am when the move was to begin.
Pelham Police Officer, after hearing his story, picked him up around 4 a.m, took him to breakfast, and gave him a ride before dropping him off at the home of customer Jenny Lamey, who upon hearing his story took to her Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/jenny.lamey/posts/10214187127164485 deeply sharing about the Bellhops mover. She says this entirely change her perspective of moving day being Walter’s first job as a bellhop, and he still had the energy to work hard and with a good attitude throughout the rest of the day.
Carr’s dedication astounded not only Jenny Lamey and her husband, the couple he was helping to move – who set up a GoFund Me account for him targeting 2000 Dollars but has gone to hit over 90,000 Dollars –
25,000 of which Walter donated to Birmingham Education Foundation https://youtu.be/LsJo14KnomQ which he says helped him so so much, but also the Pelham Police Department.
Both Lamey and Marklin felt compelled to help. Bellhops Moving CEO Luke Marklin to appreciate Walter for his efforts, drove from Tennessee to Alabama on Monday and presented his dedicated new employee with his personal 2014 Ford Escape.
This powerful story got the attention of Media outlets https://youtu.be/sRt1xJPS7wA The Young Turks, https://youtu.be/c1vHH8GFEOk ABC News and https://youtu.be/eq476seEynY Fox Business amongst many others. Top of this was a feature with Steve Harvey Show https://youtu.be/5O6RBPsi3nk