Man walks 21 miles to and from work daily
If this story doesn't give you just a little more faith in humanity, we don't know what will.
He's been making that trip every day for 10 years, though he didn't always have to. He used to drive a 1988 Honda Accord until it broke down beyond repair. And on $10.55 an hour, he hasn't been able to afford a car since.
He told the Detroit Free Press, "It's extremely tiring, there's no question about it. But there's also the will to do it. By the time Friday comes, you are mentally and physically drained."
But that could soon change. When people began hearing about his story, a GoFundMe campaign was set up to help him raise money for a car. So far, people have donated more than $44,000.
The page explains, "Every trip is an ordeal of mental and physical toughness for this soft-spoken man with a perfect attendance record at work. And every day is a tribute to how much he cares about his job, his boss and his coworkers. Robertson's daunting walks and bus rides, in all kinds of weather, also reflect the challenges some metro Detroiters face in getting to work in a region of limited bus service, and where car ownership is priced beyond the reach of many."
You can check out more of his story at GoFundMe.com and the Detroit Free Press.
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