The story of an Alabama college student's work ethic is catching attention nationwide after walking 20 miles to his new job.

It's a gesture that brought tears to Walter Carr's eyes.

"God blessed me with so much," Carr said.

Carr's determination to make it to his first day of work captured hearts across the nation.

"He had car trouble the night before and left at midnight to move my family to a new home," Bellhops Customer Jennifer Lamey said.

Carr walked 20 miles to his new job at Bellhops Moving Company in the Birmingham area because he knew people were counting on him.

The company's CEO Luke Marklin, was impressed with the 20-year old's dedication and wanted to thank him for going above and beyond.

"When we saw that, we were truly blown away and thought this is everything we are about," Marklin said.

Marklin drove from Tennessee to Alabama Monday and surprised his new employee with is own car, a 2014 Ford Escape, all for going the extra mile.

"I think there's a decision you make that just feel like the right thing and when we were talking about our options I just knew that the car I had was going to be in better use with him then with me," Marklin added.

Carr isn't a stranger to overcoming obstacles. He and his moved to Birmingham after losing their home in Hurricane Katrina.

Perhaps Carr's story is a reminder, to never let obstacles stand in your way.

"Be like Walter, Be a Walter, What would Walter do?" Lamey added.

Carr hopes to one day join the Marines.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Walter. To donate, click HERE.