Student Walks 20 Miles To Avoid Being Late For Work, So The CEO Gifts Him A Car

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"But he walked until he got here! I am in total awe of this young man!"

Whilst part way through his journey, he encountered a group of Pelham Police officers who were curious as to his story. At this point, it was roughly 4am and Walter had covered quite some distance. The officers on duty decided to take the young man for a bite to eat and a cup of coffee. Which, I'm sure he was pretty freakin' happy about at that time.

As the two began to converse, Jenny learnt more of Walter's background and his humbling story that had brought him to the area in the first place. He spent his childhood in New Orleans, but after the devastating force of Hurricane Katrina destroyed his family's home, he moved to Alabama.

She was so astounded by the young man that she knew she had to do something for him.

On a Facebook post describing the events, she said: 

"And I really think it's in much better hands with you than it is with me"

She decided to set up a GoFundMe  page to help raise enough money to fix Walters car so he never had to make another freakin' journey like that again.

But, after news of the story went viral, other people had different ideas.

During the encounter between the two, he said: 

Luke then proceeds to hand over the car to Walter, who at this point has an absolutely gobsmacked look painted across his face.

(Image Credit: CBS Philly)

He also said:

I am honestly blown away by him. Everything he did that day is exactly who we are – heart and grit.

Walter, stunned into near silence responded in shock "Seriously?!", before taking the keys from Luke and giving him an emotional hug.

"As well as the new car, the GoFundMe page has so far raised over $32,000 which, Jenny has confirmed will be managed by a wealth firm to ‘help plan, save and manage these funds’."

"As well as the new car, the GoFundMe page has so far raised over $32,000 which, Jenny has confirmed will be managed by a wealth firm to ‘help plan, save and manage these funds’."

"You can do anything you set your mind to. I've got God by my side. I'm really emotional right now trying to hold back the tears."

Walter said this whilst speaking to AL.com:

(Video Credit: CBS Philly)

Walter revealed that his plans after finishing college are to go on to support his countries military by joining the Marines. And do you know what? I think he's just what they're looking for...

Hard-working, determined and doesn't shy away from a challenge.

Walter, I salute you!

What do you make of Walter's story Acidheads?

Check out the full report from CBS Philly here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2dTWQlbKgw

And here is the conversation shared between Walter and Luke, enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTRRgQqkbxI

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