A Chick-fil-A employee wearing a neck brace and a sling on the job caught the attention of a customer and now a photo of him has gone viral.
Customer Cameron Nelson went inside to place his order at a Chick-fil-A in Indianapolis because the drive-thru line was too long when he noticed that Jakeem Tyler was wearing a neck brace and a sling, WXIN reported.
Nelson took a photo of Tyler and shared it on his Facebook page Dec. 8, commending him for working despite his injuries.
“For anyone to work in those conditions is commendable, but it’s amazing for someone in his generation to have that type of work ethic,” Nelson wrote in his Facebook post.
Nelson spoke to the man and found out that he had been injured in a car accident, but was at work because he needed the money and wanted to feed the homeless for Christmas.
Nelson’s photo took off on social media after he posted it on the Chick-fil-A Facebook page, gaining more than 6,300 shares.
“I’m completely blown away how much this story picked up. I never expected it to go this far,” Nelson said to KTRK.
Nelson also created a GoFundMe page for Tyler that has reached more than $5,400.
Tyler’s parents reached out to Nelson and since then, Chick-fil-A has agreed to donate money to Tyler’s cause as well as others around the country who heard his story and offered to help.