£32,000 Raised For Man Who Has To Walk 21 Miles To Work Every Day

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This is 56-year-old James Robertson, the man who has to walk 21 miles to work every day, and back.

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The walk to and from the factory in Detroit where he works is so gruelling that he only gets 2 hours sleep a night before having to set off again the next day.

James’ story was recently covered by Detroit Free Press, and it quickly went viral. Soon enough, someone had set up a gofundme page for him, and the rest, well, I don’t think he quite expected the rest of it.

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Our goal would help James get a nice vehicle along with a few months of insurance payments. Thank you everyone for helping James get back into a car!

As of right now, the total stands at $50,000. And a local car dealership has even offered to give him a car for free. And it’s safe to say that the 42 mile round trip he embarks on every day can now be done in comfort thanks to over 1500 donators.

Watch a little snippet of his story below, with narrative from the man himself.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl-PKP2RIOE

As always, people power wins again! Brilliant stuff.

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