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After making a 21-mile round-trip to work for nearly 10 years because his car broke down, James Robertson was rewarded for his dedication on Friday. A car dealership gave the 56-year-old factory worker a new Ford Taurus on Friday, the New York Daily News reports.

As The Root reported earlier, Robertson’s story won the hearts of many after the Detroit Free Press ran a story about his commute. He had been walking through some of the roughest neighborhoods in Detroit to and from his job in Rochester Hills, Mich., since his Honda Accord broke down in 2005, the News notes.

Besides the gift of a car, an online fundraising effort racked up nearly $320,000 in only five days, the report says.

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