Detroit Man Walks 21 Miles to Work

The story of James Robertson, a 56-year-old Detroit resident, quickly went viral after it was revealed that he walks 21 miles each day just to get to work. An outpouring of support from compassionate strangers helped a GoFundMe page (which was initially aimed at getting him a car) reached $280,000 in just three days—over 55 times its $5000 goal. Mic points out that, while generous, it misses the larger picture: “Americans would rather give to a single man’s donation page instead of donating a higher portion of their taxes to help the less fortunate among us.”