Meet the man who walks 21 miles to work each day

James Robertson walks 21 miles total to and from work each day. Now online donors are trying to purchase Robertson a new car. (GoFundMe )

Think your commute to work is long? It doesn't even compare to that of James Robertson.

Robertson, 56, is a Detroit native who walks a total of 21 miles to and from work each day because the city's bus system doesn't offer complete routes in his area, according to the Detroit Free Press. Robertson started the long commute when his 1988 Honda Accord broke down on him in 2005, and says that faith is what helps guide him through his long journeys.

"I'm not saying I'm a member of some church. But just before I get home, every night, I say, 'Lord, keep me safe,'" Robertson told the Detroit Free Press.

Robertson's commute starts at 8 a.m. each day, with Robertson finally arriving at work at 12:30 p.m. When Robertson is let off at 10 p.m., he doesn't arrive home until 4 a.m. the next day. According to the Detroit Free Press, Robertson walks over 4,000 miles each year in his commute.

The dedicated commuter's story went viral on Sunday, with numerous internet donations and fundraising sites being set up in his name. So far, over $50,000 has been raised for Robertson. One local car dealership offered to provide him with a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz or Sonic, after being impressed by Robertson's commute, according to USA Today.

You can find out more about James Robertson's long commute at the links below.

James Robertson GoFundMe page.

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