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James Robertson Finally Gets His Car After Walking 21 Miles To Work Every Day For 10 Years

Man Who Walked 21 Miles To Work For 10 Years Finally Gets His Car

Just one week after student Evan Leedy decided to raise some money for James Robertson to get a car, he has been given a brand new Ford Taurus by a local dealership.

The heartwarming story began with a local newspaper article about Robertson's mammoth commute to work every day. He begins at 8am, and doesn't get home until 4am.

The gargantuan trek involves the 56-year-old walking almost the equivalent of a marathon every single working day.

James Robertson gets into his brand new car

Leedy's original intention was to raise around $500 for Robertson to go towards cab rides and bus fare, but his crowdfunding campaign had already reached $2,000 within an hour.

The campaign has now raised $351,000 (£230,000) to support Robertson in any way he needs.

A local car dealership has also donated a brand new red Ford Taurus - the exact car Robertson has been dreaming of.

"I don’t like it, I love it," he said. "If only my parents could see me now."

Robertson was unable to afford a new vehicle on his $10.55-an-hour salary after his last car broke down ten years ago.

Highlighting the economic problems in Detroit, Evan Leedy told Reuters he had been quoted $15,000 a year for Robertson's car insurance.

Robertson can now stop leaving home so early, as his 21 mile commute will take just half an hour in his brand new ride.

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