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Humble Worker Rewarded with Car

On the day of her impending move, Jenny Hayden Lamey indeed found herself moved, but not in the way she expected.

Lamey was greeted early in the morning by Walter Carr, one of the workers who were sent to come help her family pack and move their belongings. Carr had arrived early thanks to the help of local police, and when asked to elaborate, he simply said, "I walked." It was quite the understatement.

Police had previously spotted Carr at 4 a.m. that morning, walking the 14-mile journey from his home to the Lamey household in Pelham. His car had broken down, but because this was to be his first day on the job, he didn't want to offer any excuses for missing work. So he left his home at midnight, on foot.

Lamey was so flabbergasted by his story (not to mention the irony of a man named Carr being so tragically without one), that she shared it-first with the other movers as they arrived, then with friends on Facebook. The ensuing post went viral, and came to the attention of Luke Marklin, CEO of the Bellhops moving company, who subsequently tweeted:

This is an incredible story. The grit and heart Walter showed defines Bellhops' culture precisely. I'm really proud to be on the same team as Walter... we set a high bar on service and he just raised it. Look forward to thanking him in person this week.

Marklin followed up on his promise-and thanked Carr with a 2014 Ford Escape.

Potential Preaching Angles: In God's upside-down kingdom, it's not achievement that is rewarded, but humility. The oppressed are given relief and empowerment. Even work that appears menial can be done with dignity and grace when it's done for the Lord.

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