With so much bad news circulating around the internet these days, sometimes it’s just refreshing to read about something good that happened thanks to the internet and social media. We often focus on the bad side of social media, but at the end of the day, a lot of good can come from it, such as what it helped do for a hard-working Detroit man.
For almost 10 years, James Robertson had been walking back and forth to his job outside of Detroit. Doesn’t sound like that big of a deal? His commute was around 21 miles a day rain or shine. He was able to catch some buses, but walked for approximately four hours a day, oftentimes only getting a couple of hours of sleep a night. And to top it off, he was only making $10 an hour to work in the manufacturing field.
Perhaps not surprising for a man who’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to work, he has hardly ever missed a shift. Talk about commitment to your job. The Detroit Free Press recently ran a story on Robertson, and many folks were inspired by Robertson’s tale and decided to use social media for all it was worth to lend him a hand.
A man named Evan Leedy created a GoFundMe page to help; what started out as a goal to raise $25,000 has raised $349,996 as of this writing. And then there was a car dealership in Detroit that heard about his dedication to his job and decided to give Robertson a new Ford Taurus, free and clear, to get back and forth to work. There’s a heartwarming video which shows him getting the car – be warned, though, it’s a little emotional.
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SOURCE: Yahoo Tech