A North Texas man is taking his two-and-a-half-hour commute in stride.
Patrick Edmond, 52, walks about a dozen miles five days a week from his home in Plano to work as a manager at a Braum’s restaurant in McKinney, WFAA-TV reported. He told reporters he used to work at the Braum’s in Plano, but recently moved to the McKinney store to help out there.
A McKinney police officer saw Edmond walking on the shoulder of U.S. 75, stopped to check on him and was struck by Edmond’s commitment and “great attitude.” The police department posted a photo of Edmond and the officer on Facebook on Saturday, and it has been shared more than 1,100 times.
Edmond told WFAA-TV that he used to have a car but has gotten used to not having one. He said he uses the time to think, and he isn’t lonely on the daily hike.
“The man upstairs. He …