What Happened to the Walking Man Who Walked 20 Miles to Work Every Day After All the Media Attention Faded Away [Video]

There is so much that is evil, hateful and wrong about this, I don’t know where to start. James Robertson, for 10 years, walked 20 miles a day to and from work. He never complained, never missed work and is just a generally good person. He’s in his 50s and not as spry as he used to be. Someone noticed and the next thing you know, he’s viral and hundreds of thousands of dollars are pouring in to help him. A dealership gifted him a brand new red car. His neighbors became jealous… wanted him to give them money and let them use his car. He received threats. Finally, his friends spoke with the police and they started watching out for James to protect him. He was helped to move to a new undisclosed home as well. Did you know he was paying $900 a month for one room? That’s outrageous. Now he’s safe from those that are jealous and who feel they are owed something. I’m glad he’s out of there.

From IJReview:

Famed Detroit journalist Charlie LeDuff recently caught up with working class hero, James Robertson. Robertson piqued cultural interest when the press discovered the Detroit native walked over 20 miles a day to work his factory job.

Robertson’s story spread like wildfire across the internet and donations came pouring in to help the industrious man. A local Ford dealership even gifted him with a bright red new car.

However, all of this providence has taken a turn for the worse.

When the news of Robertson’s good fortune spread, some of his neighbors started to look to him for hand outs, and a few even threatened him.

The surrounding hostility hit such a boiling point that Detroit Police had to regularly patrol Robertson’s home. More recently, Robertson was moved to a secret location.

One officer who helped Robertson says:

‘I think it’s the right thing to do with the attention given… I think that we want to make sure that he gets as much attention from us as he did get from the community around him.’

It’s upsetting to see people take advantage of such a hard working and dedicated man, and even more troubling that the local police were forced to intervene.

An elderly man was just recently stabbed to death in a basement in Detroit. What did he do? It was rumored that he had won the lottery. Under Progressive leadership, Detroit has become a debased, evil hellhole. The Mayor of Detroit asked for Robertson to speak at an event and James turned him down. He didn’t want to miss work. That’s just the kind of guy he is. He says he’s not like those surrounding him and I believe him. It’s a pity there are so few like him anymore.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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