Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work Has Been Given $80,000 So Far

A Detroit man has caught the attention of the news and social media for a rigorous walk that he has to do every day just to get to work. James Robertson, 56, lives in Detroit and has worked in Rochester Hills for the past twelve years or so. Since his car died on him in 2005 and due to a lack of bus availability, Robertson has had to commute 21 miles by foot each day just to get to work and back.

A student at Wayne State University caught wind of this story and immediately created a fundraiser over the weekend. His goal was to reach $5,000, yet by Sunday night they had already gotten $30,000 donation to help this man out. By Tuesday morning, over $80.000 has been raised in his favor and this doesn’t include the number of cars he was offered. American citizens joined Alexei Beltyukov in giving  up their cash and offering some of their cars, but a local dealership has already committed to giving Robertson a brand new vehicle and all he would have to do is pay the tax fee of $900.

According this an article discovered on reddit and written by, James Robertson was completely shocked by the response his story has brought him. While he enjoys being outdoors, he knows that he cannot do this forever especially with harsh climates in winter seasons.

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