GOOD NEWS A Detroit Man Who Walks 21 Miles to Work Is Getting Tons of Help From Strangers
For the past 10 years, a Detroit man has walked 21 miles round trip to and from the factory where he works.
James Robertson hasn't been able to afford a car, but that hasn't stopped him having perfect attendance at his job at Schain Mold & Engineering five days a week for more than a decade.
When a local man noticed Robertson's staggering commute and decided to lend a helping hand, not only did it result in an unlikely friendship, it inspired others to raise more than $130,000 for this hard-working man.
Robertson and that Good Samaritan, Blake Pollock, appeared on "Fox and Friends" this morning to share their inspiring story.
Roberston explained that on his wage of a little less than $11 an hour, he was unable to purchase a car.
Pollock said that he had noticed Robertson walking up and down the road for many months and wondered what his situation was. When they finally met in Pollock's office parking lot, Pollock promised to give him a ride.
"When I saw him a couple months later, literally standing on top of a snow bank at a corner, and I said to myself, 'Well, you know I promised this guy a ride. I have to,'" Pollock said. "So I pulled over and gave him a ride and didn't think he was going to be as interesting a person as he really is."
"Since then, it's been dozens and dozens of rides over the course of the last year and a half or two years. We spent some quality time in the car, and he's an amazing person. It's a fun thing for me to do."
Their story of kindness and friendship could end there, but it gets even better.
When a Wayne State University student heard about Robertson's situation, he started a GoFundMe campaign to help him purchase a car. Many people were moved by Robertson's story and more than $130,000 has been raised.
Robertson said he's not sure what he's going to do with all the money.
"I can't express in words how I've been feeling," Robertson said. "I can't really express how grateful I've been feeling since the money's been raised."
Watch the feel-good clip above.