The struggle pays off.


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15 Feb 2018 03:48 - +2198
Those co-workers are awesome
15 Feb 2018 04:42 - +1281
Damn I would have like offered to carpool.
15 Feb 2018 04:20 - +469
I don't buy it. 11 miles from his house to work? Assuming a pace of 15 minutes per mile, which is generous, that would be like 2 hours and 45 minutes JUST to get to work. This is claiming he walks 5 hours a day? Every day?
15 Feb 2018 04:06 - +344
Lest anyone think that he walked 22 miles a day (many news outlets have been misreporting the distance), it was 5.5 miles to work, 5.5 miles home, according to the local Arkansas paper that broke the story. Still impressive, but a 90-minute walk is way more reasonable than a 3-hour walk. I know plenty of people who drive longer commutes than that.
15 Feb 2018 05:32 - +155
This is nice and all. But I think the biggest issue here is that this guy can hold a job for 7 months and is still not able to afford a means of transport. Capitalism.
15 Feb 2018 05:35 - +84
Buy a damn bicycle
15 Feb 2018 06:39 - +84
[The Media's Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn in action](http://citationsneeded.libsyn.com/episode-23-the-medias-grim-addiction-to-perseverance-porn)
15 Feb 2018 07:16 - +54
Buy him a car, now he has to pay insurance, get a license plate, maintenance, and all types of shit he probably can’t afford, the struggle.
15 Feb 2018 06:58 - +44
Man gains 50lbs in one year after coworkers encourage drastic sedentary life style change.
15 Feb 2018 06:50 - +37
Referencing a news headline as something in spite of news headlines. Well done.
15 Feb 2018 06:49 - +21
“Current news headlines” Is this a new concept that there is bad news that exists in the world?
15 Feb 2018 04:00 - +13
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15 Feb 2018 05:38 - +12
But this is literally a news headline...
15 Feb 2018 04:41 - +12
I hope this is real. Too much negativity in our world.
15 Feb 2018 06:02 - +10
This is really cool and awesome for them. But does buying him a car include insurance? Gas and insurance is not cheap...
15 Feb 2018 06:08 - +7
That's awesome but it's shitty to think that there's no public transportation that he could take at least part way. Buses are how a lot of people get around.
15 Feb 2018 06:59 - +7
he also didn't have a bicycle?
15 Feb 2018 05:43 - +6
That’s the look of a man who knows the upkeep and gas of the car is what was keeping him from buying it. Still a nice gesture but cars are expensive.
15 Feb 2018 05:57 - +6
What no one knows is he did not want the expense of owning a car. Plus he now has to pay income taxes on it. Great job team.... /s
15 Feb 2018 07:45 - +6
Imagine an economic system in which no person needed to walk 11 fucking miles to and from work every day just to survive. I find this post incredibly sad despite the uplifting actions of this man's coworkers.
15 Feb 2018 06:13 - +5
Why not buy the guy a bike?
15 Feb 2018 08:35 - +5
I bet they were just tired of him being late all the time lol
15 Feb 2018 06:55 - +4
It's a good thing gas is free
15 Feb 2018 08:02 - +4
Tha fuck? 3 miles for 7 months? Could have bought a bike at the Pawnshop for half the cost of all those shoes he burned through.
15 Feb 2018 08:23 - +3
It really sucks that we are a country that so reliant on cars. Don't get me wrong, this was a beautiful act of kindness and humanity, but imagine if we didn't decide to build ever building a mile apart. I live in NY, one of the very very view places in this country you truly don't need a car, and save so much money. I also feel like if this implemented in places that aren't as expensive as New York City, low income families would actually have a chance to not be a low income family.
15 Feb 2018 08:21 - +2
Why not get a bike? Take the bus?
15 Feb 2018 10:25 - +2
I wish someone invented buses
15 Feb 2018 09:44 - +2
Man, people blame people who donate publicly saying it's too show off, when they don't see uplifting news they say humanity is dead. There are a lot of daily amazing humanitarian acts that just does not get reported, don't worry.
15 Feb 2018 09:33 - +2
I wish this was the top news story today and not something else... I wish we could just keep pushing good news to the top.
15 Feb 2018 07:55 - +2
Here's a new car and oh by the way we called CNN that way everyone can see what good people we are.
15 Feb 2018 09:13 - +2
If the man couldn't afford a car yesterday he can't afford the one you gave him today. Gotta get insurance, tag, gas, maintence..
15 Feb 2018 07:01 - +2
That’s amazing but I hope the new need for gas doesn’t create an issue in itself. Not to mention future maintenance. Though the benefits may be better because now the guy can take his family places further than before.
15 Feb 2018 09:42 - +2
https://fair.org/home/medias-grim-addiction-to-perseverance-porn/
15 Feb 2018 07:24 - +2
Maybe he just really liked walking? Otherwise he probably would have gotten a cheap bike or something.
15 Feb 2018 09:59 - +2
humans are awesome. Both this guy and his coworker
15 Feb 2018 07:48 - +2
Shit I needed this headline in my life today.....17 innocent kids now dead in Florida...at least this story was uplifting.
15 Feb 2018 10:29 - +2
Some folks don't know how to be happy for someone else. I am happy for him. If you didn't provide him with the car, don't worry about his maintenance and insurance. Who knows, he now has transportation to get to another job.
15 Feb 2018 08:18 - +2
if humanity begins with helping out one guy to get to his job then you have a long way ahead of you. In europe humanity worked for a working public transport system so everyone can go anywhere.
15 Feb 2018 06:13 - +1
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