Would You Walk Twenty-One Miles Everyday?
February 5, 2015
How long does it take you to get to either work or school when you use a car? The average commute time of the United States, is 25.4 minutes according to the U.S. Census Bureau. James Robertson, a fifty-six year old male, spends 16.5 times that amount just on his walk to work, the same place where he has a perfect attendance. Everyday he has to face a commute of twenty-one miles, not too bad if you have a car, but this isn't the case. He has to walk that trek, plus a six mile bus ride.
Many people have heard of this man's achievement, but one man stood out with his generosity and time. Evan Leedy is a 19 year old man who made a website where people could donate money for James to buy a car. On Monday the second during the afternoon, $62,444 were raised for the sake of James and his long commute. Near his house, a car dealership is already letting him pick any car he wants to use for free. What a nice day for James Robertson!
Based on the credit given to both of these inspiring people, the prediction can be made that people will want the fame these people received and will try to help others in extraordinary ways just for the credit and popularity.
Dylan Stableford. "Strangers raise $60,000 to buy car for Detroit man who walks 21 miles a day to work." Yahoo News. <http://news.yahoo.com/james-robertson-detroit-man-walks-21-miles-a-day-campaign-car-201859874.html> January 3, 2015.
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