James Robertson, a Detroit factory worker, has walked 21 miles to work and back home again ever since his aged Honda car had to be scrapped in 2005.
On returning home at 4.00am he would have two hours’ sleep before getting up, breakfasting and setting out again to work his eight hour shift on a plastic moulding machine.
His boss at Schain Mold & Engineering told the Detroit Free Press that Mr Robertson has never missed a shift.
After his story was reported a website appeal was launched to buy him a car. So far it has raised more than $165,000.
Source: The Times, 4th February 2015.
blueprint brief – 4th February 2015