Man’s 21-mile walk to work inspires outpouring of donations

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DETROIT -- Your commute won't seem so bad after you hear about how James Robertson gets to work.

The 56-year-old walks most of the 21 miles from Detroit to his job at Schain Mold and Engineering in Rochester Hills, Mich. He leaves his house at 8 a.m. and starts his journey on bus. Then, he has to walk for seven miles, a total of two and a half hours, for his 2-10 p.m. shift.

“I really don’t sleep until the weekends," he told WDIV.

Robertson says he's been commuting this way since 2005, ever since his 1988 Honda Accord died.

His story has received so much attention, that people in the community have started a Go Fund Me page to raise money for Robertson. The goal was $25,000, but it's already nearing $150,000 and counting.

When asked what kind of car he would get, Robertson said a Ford Taurus.

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