The Michigan man who ABC News named the “Man of the Week” for his loyalty to work, walking 21-miles to and from his job, was surprised with a new car at a local Ford dealership Friday.
His story became front page news when a college student raised $300,000 to buy him a vehicle following a compelling report in the Detroit Free Press about the man’s dedication to his job, despite grueling winter hikes each day.
56-year-old James Robertson was greeted with a round of applause at Suburban Ford as they handed over a red 2015 Ford Taurus, exactly the car he was thinking about buying. The UBS banker, Blake Pollock, who sometimes gave him rides and told the local newspaper about his plight tricked him into going to the dealership to “pick up a few brochures.”
He almost started to cry when he was ushered into the car, which has a $35,000 sticker price. David Fischer, Jr. of Suburban Ford told him, “James, you can’t do that, you are going to make me cry too.”
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Interview with James and Blake Pollock:
Photo via WXYZ video / Story tip from Anthony Nardelli