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(DETROIT) — The Detroit man who made national headlines for walking his 21-mile commute to and from work broke down after receiving a new car.

James Robertson, a factory worker from Detroit, has been walking over 10 miles to and from his job for the past 10 years since his last car broke down.

On Friday, a local Ford dealership invited Robertson to test drive cars and surprised him with a new red Ford Taurus.

“I don’t like it. I love it,” he said, sitting in his new car. “If only my parents could see me now.”

Robertson walks most of his 20-plus mile commute daily, leaving his home in Detroit early each morning to get to work at a $10.55 per hour factory job in time for his 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. shift.

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