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Man Who Has Been Walking 21 Miles to Work for a Decade Creates $350,000 Worth Impact

James Robertson is a factory worker in Detroit who has been walking 21 miles every day for the last decade to get to work because buses do not cover the whole route and he couldn’t afford to buy a new car ever since his Honda Accord broke down. After a local newspaper wrote his story at the start of the month the man’s become a legend, with thousands of people donating money and Ford even gifting him a new car.
The moment James Robertson came to pick up his new Ford Taurus he was gifted with from by a Ford dealership 1 photo
The a 56-year old Michigan resident’s story story was widespread on national news and Evan Leedy, a 19-year old computer science student of Wayne State University in Detroit decided he’ll open a crowd-funding campaign to help him get better. He was hoping he’d get $5,000, but instead was shocked to find out more than 13,000 people felt the need to help. A the moment of writing this, $351,000 were raised.

However, no money were spent since according to The Detroit Free Press, Suburban Ford of Sterling Heights, Mi, heard about Robertson’s story and decided to donate a red 2015 Ford Taurus to him.

But walking all those miles didn’t appear to have been such a struggle for the hard worker, who admits, however, commuting this way won’t be possible forever.

"I've had worse. This is reminiscent of those snowstorms last year, and I made it then," said the man with a perfect attendance record in more than a dozen years at Schain Mold & Engineering in Rochester Hills.

We're not saying we don't agree with the fact this type of stories truly restore one's faith in humanity. Yet, here we are wondering what will happen to those money people donated.

 
 
 
 
 

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