HIGHLIGHTS: A newspaper in Detroit did a story on Sunday about a 56-year-old guy who has to walk 21 MILES round-trip for work . . . and he's never missed a day. So someone started a GoFundMe page to raise $5,000 to buy him a car. And in two days, people donated almost $300,000.
FULL STORY: On Sunday, "The Detroit News Press" did a story on a 56-year-old guy named James Robertson, who walks 21 MILES round-trip to work every day . . . and has never missed a day.
His car broke down more than a decade ago . . . his factory job doesn't pay enough to buy a new one . . . and there's almost no bus service where he lives. So he leaves his house at 8:00 in the morning every day, to make his shift that starts at two.
Then he leaves work at 10:00 P.M., and doesn't get home until FOUR IN THE MORNING most nights. So on average, he only sleeps about two hours a night. But he can't afford to move closer, and can't get another job.
It looks like that won't be the case much longer though. Because after the article came out, a 19-year-old college student who'd never met James set up a page on GoFundMe.com, to raise $5,000 to buy him a car.
And in the first two days, people from all over the country donated almost 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS to help him out. (Check out the updated total here.)
He'll be able to bank it too, because a local car dealership has already offered to GIVE him a brand new car.