This is an example of a person who is a great American. More than a decade ago, when his 1988 Honda Accord broke down, James Robertson began walking to the bus line to get to and from his job. He walks about 21 miles a day to work at a $10.55 per hour job. At 56 years old, he walks in all weather. He never complained, he didn't beg. He didn't quit and go on welfare. When his story became known, people came together to help him. The government didn't bail him out. He won't be walking much longer, unbeknownst to him 19-year-old Evan Leedy started a Gofundme
expecting to get about $5k to help Robertson with taxi fares through the winter. This is motivation that few Americans still have. I gave.
as reported on ABC News
“He’s said, “I can’t imagine people who don’t work. I can’t imagine not doing that,’” Pollock said. “Nothing gets him down. “If it’s rainy, if it’s cold, he just always says, ‘Hi Mr. Blake.’”
“I get to sit in the car and have that inspiration right next to me,” he said of Robertson, who began walking to work a decade ago when his then-car broke down.