James Robertson, the Detroit native who was forced to walk 8 miles to work and 13 miles home each day as he couldn’t afford a car, has received some brand-new wheels thanks to the kind hearted people of the internet, and the Metro Detroit Area.
Robertson’s story went viral after he was featured in a video report on Detroit’s failed public transport system. Robertson’s car quit on him 10 years ago, and he has been forced to walk and take the bus to his job each day since. The on-foot portion of his commute totals 21 miles, but despite this, he’s never once turned up late for a shift.
Pretty soon a GoFundMe page was started for Robertson and over $300,000 was raised. Suburban Ford in Sterling Heights, Mich. generously offered to give him a 2015 Taurus for free, so he didn’t need to dive into those funds to buy his new car. It’s currently unclear how the $300,000 will be used, but seeing as Robertson has been surprisingly humble throughtout the whole ordeal, we wouldn’t be shocked to hear he has a few donations in order.